Registration Information

PATH invites you to be part of Chalk & Cheese Fest on June 22, 2019!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Click to view. 

Chalk & Cheese is open to amateur artists age 12 and over of all abilities. Sidewalk space will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Artists under 12 can create in the Kid’s area, no registration required. 

To reserve your space you must complete the entry form and submit the entry fee: $20/adults 18 and over, $10/youth age 12-17, and $10 for nonprofit organizations (PATH will require your EIN to confirm nonprofit status). 

Registered artist will receive professional quality Koss soft pastels (a $20 value), an event kneeling pad, gloves, and other goodies. 

There are a limited number of spaces, so submit early. Online registration will close at midnight on Thursday, June 20th. Any unsold spaces will be available the day of the event on a first come, first served basis. Day of event registration will start at 8 a.m. Day of registration fees will be $25/adults, $15/youth and nonprofit organizations. 

There are two easy ways to register:

  1. Complete the easy online registration. Register Now!
  2. Download the Chalk & Cheese Registration Form, complete, and return the entry form and fee to Platteville PATH, PO Box 780, Platteville, WI 53818.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Drawings must be completed by 3 p.m. 

Between 3 and 4 p.m. spectators and artist will be invited to vote for their favorites. There will be People's Choice categories for professional, adult, and youth drawings. PATH will announce the People's Choice winners at 5 p.m. The 1st place professional and top 3 youth and adult artists will receive prize bags featuring cash and other fun stuff. 

Examples of 1st place prizes: $50 + these goodies. Adult on left, youth on right. 


QUESTIONS: Angie Wright: (608)-348-3301 ext. 2269 or

Suggested Supplies to Bring

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, or a hat! Remember that you may be out in the sun for many hours.
  • Masking tape for creating sharp borders, geometry.
  • Whisk broom or brush for cleaning the drawing surface.
  • A piece of heavy fabric, carpet square or cardboard to sit or stand on to avoid smearing your work.
  • A soft towel, gardener’s pad, or knee pads to kneel on. You will get a kneeling pad as part of your Chalk & Cheese registration packet. 
  • A chalkboard eraser, foam, terry cloth or short-cut brushes for blending larger areas of color.
  • Water and a cloth or sponge to erase unwanted parts of your design.
  • Old towels or rags to clean up as necessary.
  • If rain is possible bring a garbage bag, sheet of plastic, or tarp to protect your drawing if it rains. 
  • Additional chalk, if you need a lot of a certain color. Only non-toxic, environmentally safe, non-oil-based soft chalk/pastels may be used. You will receive two 24 piece sets of Koss pastels in your registration packet. Additional chalk will be available for sale at cost at the registration table.
  • Gloves to protect your hands. One pair of nitrile gloves will be provided in your registration packet. 
  • A water bottle for drinking. Refreshments will also be available from food trucks and at Main Street businesses. Stay hydrated!
  • Camera to take photos of your creation!