Registration for ChalkFest Nearing, Sign up by Thursday, July 9th

By: Morning Show Staff
By: Morning Show Staff
Your help is needed to transform downtown Wausau with colorful pastel drawings for the 6th annual sidewalk art festival this weekend in Wausau.

One of the masterpieces from ChalkFest founder, Mort McBain

Your help is needed to transform downtown Wausau with colorful pastel drawings for the 6th annual sidewalk art festival. This community event is for artists of all ages and levels of ability to participate and for art enthusiasts to observe and enjoy. Last year thousands of spectators viewed over 230 sidewalk drawings on City Square.

ChalkFest will be held Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception and award ceremony for the artists will take place after the event at the CVA Gallery.

Cost to participate is $15 for adults 19 and older and $12 for students 18 and younger. Each artist receives a box of 48 pastels and an assigned space. Pre-registration by July 9 is encouraged to reserve a spot.

First time participants must be 12 years old for a reserved space. Kids 11 and under are
encouraged to explore their artistic talents by creating a chalk mural in the children’s area
from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the festival. Mural option does not require pre-registration and a box of chalk is included with the $3 fee.

Free Sidewalk Drawing Technique Clinics taught by local Artist Mort McBain will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 1 & 3 p.m. Call 842-4545 to register.

Registration form and event information is available at the Center for Visual Arts (CVA),
427 N. 4th Street and Wausau Area Events (WAE), 316 Scott Street or on line at and

For additional information call the CVA at (715) 842-4545 or WAE at (715) 843-0748.

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