The Byron Community Wellness Foundation is proud to present the 9th annual West Michigan Chalk Art Festival. This is our premier event you won’t want to miss! Talented artists from all around come out to share their chalk creations with the community while competing for a Grand Prize of $1,000.
This event, which is free for the community to view, will bring an explosion of color before your eyes, as artists create their masterpieces on the sidewalks of Tanger Outlets. This fun-filled weekend kicks off on Friday June 15, when artists select their locations and begin working on their pieces. Artists may arrive anytime throughout the day as early as 8am until 8pm, and may work on their pieces throughout the day at their leisure.
Saturday June 16, artists may still arrive and start their pieces if they choose, as we’ll have registration open from 8am-12 noon. Artists must finish their pieces by 3pm* for judging to begin. We will also have our People’s Choice Award booth open that day for voting from 11am-3pm. This is where the public gets to vote for their favorite chalk piece, so stop by and cast your vote (there’s no age limitation on voting, so kids get to choose too)!
Also on Saturday, from 11am-3pm, we will have our annual Kid’s Chalk Event where kids can let loose and make their own chalk creations, free of charge! We’ll provide chalk in the designated area for kids, which will be located near the playground (next to Old Navy). We will also have a face painting booth set up for the kids to enjoy.
We encourage all levels of artists to compete in the WMCAF. Registration fees vary depending on which category you choose to participate. If you’re an artist interested in participating in this year’s event, click here to register online or click here to download a registration form.
Prizes for the 2018 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival:
Adult Category (18 and older the day of the event)
1st place Grand Prize: $1,000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $250
4th place: $100
1st place: $100
2nd place: $50
3rd place: $25
1st place: $100
People’s Choice Award: $500
Winners will be announced at approximately 5 pm on Saturday, June 16.
*weather permitting. We may be forced to change the time if necessary, due to inclement weather.