The Platteville Arts, Trails, and History project known as PATH is excited to announce “Chalk & Cheese,” a one-day outdoor art, food, and music festival on Saturday, June 22 — the day after the summer solstice and Make Music Platteville. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to register to create colorful artwork using  the sidewalks of City Park in Platteville, Wisconsin, as a canvas. Chalk & Cheese celebrates the completion of the Platteville Creative Community Plan and serves as a kickoff for incorporating more arts and culture into community life. Book online now!

FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION: The inaugural Chalk & Cheese Fest will include a chalk festival open to artists of all ages and abilities, local food – cheese (and more), and music. Artists will create colorful artwork on the sidewalks and streets in and around City Park. Visitors will be able to watch the art as it unfolds. All will have the opportunity to try regional cheeses and listen to live music. In addition to the participating artists, the event will feature 3-5 commissioned, professional chalk artists creating larger works. Book online now!

LOCATION: City Park, Platteville, Wisconsin. City Park is located one block off Main Street in downtown Platteville. The one-square block park is crisscrossed with 8 sidewalks. Participating artists will work on the sidewalks. Book online now!

FESTIVAL DAY: Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Drawings must be completed by 3 p.m. PATH will conduct a People’s Choice Award contest. Professional, commissioned artists will be judged separately from participating artists. The winners will receive a gift bag of nominal value and recognition on the PATH website, social media, post-event publicity. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. Book online now!

ELIGIBILITY: Chalk & Cheese is open to artists age 12 and over of all abilities. Artists under 12 can create in the Kid’s area, no registration required. Book online now!

QUESTIONS: Angie Wright: office (608)-348-3301 Ext. 2269, cell (608) 778-9652 or plattevillepath@gmail.com


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