West Bend, WI – A free outside dwell arts pageant returns to West Bend for its fourth annual two-day occasion. Introduced by the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Art & Chalk Fest takes place Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.
The museum welcomed greater than 20,000 guests to the pageant in 2019.
Every year the museum transforms its car parking zone right into a canvas for chalk artists to create their ephemeral masterpieces, a lot of that are interactive and supply a three-dimensional phantasm. This yr guests can expertise extra dwell arts than ever earlier than with new dwell artwork demonstrations in quite a lot of artwork mediums together with pottery, glass blowing, plein air portray, henna tattoos, tintype portraiture, flower sculpture, and extra.
An expanded musical lineup fills the grounds with music all weekend lengthy and consists of two free night live shows within the spectacularly landscaped MOWA Gardens with Milwaukee-based Useless Horses and Appleton-based Cory Chisel. Musical acts performing all through the weekend embody Nineteen 13, Arum Rae, Evan Christian, TAE, Little Miss Ann, and the Lead Backside Band.
“We’re particularly enthusiastic about Artwork & Chalk Fest 2021 after the frustration of getting to cancel the occasion in 2020,” mentioned MOWA Govt Director | CEO Laurie Winters. “This yr we’ve expanded the dwell arts expertise with artwork demonstrations of all sorts and added extra dwell music so individuals can spend extra time having fun with our attractive four-acre campus and exploring the colourful metropolis of West Bend all through the weekend.”
Artwork actions for all ages are provided all through the weekend, together with chalk drawing on Veterans Avenue, artwork initiatives, balloon sculpture, and extra. Guests are inspired to remain the weekend having fun with good eats by native meals vans and a beer backyard that includes a choice of Lakefront Brewery beer.
Guests can cool off contained in the museum with free admission for all the weekend of Artwork & Chalk Fest. The summer season exhibition Claiming House: A New Century of Visionary Ladies showcases practically thirty modern Wisconsin artists who contributed deeply private works in quite a lot of mediums that contact on themes of motherhood, household, the physique, hair, each day routines, and the magical, intuitive facet of femininity.
Discover full occasion particulars at artchalkfest.com or search #artchalkfest on social media.
EVENT AND MUSIC SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 21
10:00–5:00 | Competition and Museum open
10:00–11:00 | Little Miss Ann Youngsters Live performance
12:00–1:00 | Nineteen 13
2:00–3:00 | Arum Rae
6:00–7:00 | Useless Horses
8:00–9:00 | Cory Chisel
Sunday, August 22
10:00–4:00 | Competition and Museum open
11:00–12:00 | TAE
1:00–2:00 | Evan Christian
3:00–4:00 | Lead Backside Band
Particular due to the next occasion sponsors for his or her beneficiant help in preserving this occasion free and open to the general public: Journey Wisconsin, Horicon Financial institution, Decide Heaters, Thomas J. Rolfs Household Basis, and Sommer’s Automotive.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Museum of Wisconsin Artwork is an important cultural middle, academic establishment, and an increasing community of concepts, that collects and interprets American artwork by the lens of a single state. Knowledgeable by dynamic initiatives and collaborations, MOWA is an modern discussion board for modern artists, socially related exhibitions, lectures by artists and business specialists, and interesting lessons and actions for all ages. The museum’s main venue—the modernist “Mothership”—rests alongside the Milwaukee River in downtown West Bend, drawing guests and vacationers from the far corners of the state. MOWA yearly welcomes 200,000 guests, making it a cultural vacation spot for the artwork and artists of our time. Go to wisconsinart.org to study extra.