Chalkfest: June 8th & 9th, 2019

Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

For two days only, talented artists from around the world will be pouring into Minneapolis Northwest to transform Main Street at Arbor Lakes into one of the largest street art festivals in the Midwest. Grab your family and friends and join the fun! Visit on Saturday to watch 50 international artists begin their artistic process and come back Sunday to enjoy their finished masterpieces.



Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes is here! The street art festival is back for a third year and is going to thrill and delight your senses! Walk around and watch the artists as they progress on their pieces while enjoying entertainment, food, and family fun! Here is everything you need to know:

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, artists from around the world will be creating chalk masterpieces that will thrill and amaze all ages. Check out some highlights from last year:



Main Street Arbor Lakes will be the "Artist Zone", showcasing the talents of professionals, students, and amateur artists. While you're at Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, don't forget to vote for the People's Choice Award, which goes to the professional artist who collects the most votes. Voting tickets will be available for purchase on-site June 8 through 9, 2019, at the information desk. Proceeds will go to the winning artist’s prize as well as help to bring this event back in 2020. Make sure to attend both days to see your favorite pieces completed and cast your votes for them! In 2017, the first place winner went to William Zin of Long Beach, California. Second Place went to The Chalk Guys of West Palm Beach, Florida. Learn more about The Chalk Guys in our artist profile. Third place went to Anat Ronen of Houston, Texas.


Last year, these world-class artists created murals at The Fountains at Arbor Lakes leading up to the event! Take a look at some of the murals from last year's event: 


Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes' Artist-in-Residence Shawn McCann was one of 14 artists handpicked to participate in the March 2018 Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival, one of the most prestigious art festivals in the world as it showcases the best street painters from countries around the globe, including Pakistan, Russia, Germany, the U.S. and South America. In addition to McCann, seven other artists that have been a part of Dubai Canvas in recent years will be at Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes this year, including Dave and Shelley Brenner, Sharyn Chan, Ruben Poncia, Adry Del Rocio, Carlos Alberto, and Alex Maksiov.

Learn more about Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes' internationally known Artist-in-Residence Shawn McCann and for more fun events and festivals happening in Minneapolis Northwest, check our blog!

We want to see your favorite pieces from Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes! Share your photos on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WeLoveMNW. You may be featured on our website! 

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