West Michigan Chalk Art Festival

June 20-21, 2014

The Byron Community Wellness Foundation is proud to sponsor The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival in Byron Center, Michigan. This is an event you won't want to miss!

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival will bring explosions of color, vitality and a sense of community to West Michigan. Artists are invited to display their creativity and imagination and demonstrate the many varieties of chalk art. We invite children, adults, families and businesses to create their own art using chalk.

Bring the whole family, your friends and neighbors. You can participate as an artist or just walk, view and experience chalk art at your feet. Come out for some fun in the sun, face painting for the kids, and many other activities and of course an opportunity to let loose and create!

This event is brought to you by the Byron Community Wellness Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation.

2014 Sponsors Coming Soon!

2013 Sponsors

Festival & Prize Info

Friday - June 20

11am - 9pm Registration
12pm - 9pm Adult Artists Chalking
Public Viewing Art

Saturday - June 21

7am - 12pm Registration
7am - 3pm Adult Artists Chalking
11am - 3pm KidsChalk Event
KidsChalk Event for youth 11 and younger is a free event, chalk provided
3pm - 5pm Judging of Art
5pm Chalk Art Awards
9am - 9pm Public Viewing of Art

Also on Saturday

8am - 1pm Byron Farmers’ Market
Craft Fair
View in Google Maps

From M-6 take Exit 5 to Byron Center Ave. Go south until you run into 84th St.
From US131 take Exit 74 to 8th St. Go west until Byron Center Ave.

Prizes

* Additional awards subject to sponsorship & funding.

Artists

“Art if food for the soul - I canʼt wait to be at the table with the kids at the Chalk Art Festival.” - Paul Collins

“One of my ah ha moments is being able to come together with our youth and be energized with them through the arts!” - Paul Collins

“My role is to try and make young people understand what art really is and the role it plays in our everyday lives. It surrounds us, embrace it in all forms.” - Paul Collins

“Art is a social function”. - Paul Collins

The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival invites adults of all ages, children, families, businesses and organizations to show their creativity in this unique art form. You can participate in any one or more of the following categories.

Adult $25 per square Youth $25 per square Family/Team $25 per family/team
  • 18 years and older.
  • Art Square is approximately 6’X 6’.
  • A limited number or larger spaces are available, please contact us for more information.
  • Chalk provided*
  • 12-17 years old.
  • Art Square approximately 6’ X 6’.
  • Chalk provided*
  • Adults can cheer, but cannot do the art.
  • Enter as a family. At least one adult per family team.
  • Enter as a business, church, service group or civic organization.
  • Teams can enter multiple teams.
  • 4 members maximum per family or team. Each family/team member must register as a participant. Name your team.
  • Art Square approximately 6’ X 6’.
  • Chalk provided*

Sign-up Early! Registration after May 9, 2014 is $30.

Guidelines & Rules for Chalk Artists [PDF] Artists Information Brochure [PDF]

Kids Chalk Event - Free!

The Kids Chalk Event (11 yr old and younger) will be on Saturday, June 21, 2014. This is a free event. The event will take place on the Chemical Bank Parking lot from 11 am to 3 pm. The Theme for the Youth Chalk Art Event is “Health and Wellness”. Youth are encouraged to use their creativity to create chalk art depicting a health or wellness theme. Some examples will be available to help spark their creativity. Chalk will be provided for free. Some local artists will be available to help youth learn the art of sidewalk chalk art.

More Info about Kids Chalk Event [PDF]

Register

"I believe that making and viewing art can have beneficial effects on our health and well-being. Perhaps the pursuit of art on a regular basis may be a key to healing our minds and bodies." - Kim Blair, Edmonton AB, Canada

Adults, youth, families and teams are invited to register as artists in the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival. Team and Family participants may also register as individual artists to showcase their own talents.

Download an artist registration form to get involved. Remember, each member of a Team or Family must register individually.

One complimentary West Michigan Chalk Art T-Shirt will be provided for each adult, team or family registration. Purchase additional Chalk Art Festival T-Shirts for other family members, team members or youth.

Register Online Now! Download Registration Form

Chalk: 24 pieces of rich pastel chalk will be provided for each registered adult artist, youth or family/team. Additional chalk will be available for a reasonable cost. Artists are also welcome to supply their own chalk.
Deadline: While onsite registrations will be available, to insure availability of artist spaces, chalk and T-shirts, registrations must be in by May 17, 2014.

Volunteer

Volunteers will be needed in many areas throughout the Festival. We will need volunteers to help in registration, chalk supply, providing directions for artists and guests.

As a volunteer we ask the following:

Volunteer Application [PDF]

Contact Us

Snail Mail, E-Mail or Carrier Pigeon

West Michigan Chalk Art Festival
c/o Byron Community Wellness Foundation
PO Box 384
Byron Center, MI 49315

Phone 616-878-6029 Fax 616-878-3980