WEST BEND, Wis. - West Bend's Art & Chalk Fest drew artists and guests to the Museum of Wisconsin Art Saturday, Aug. 20 for the first day of the two-day event.
Organizers said the event "provides a weekend of art experiences by artists in all mediums."
This year's event was the fifth annual, with more than 20 professional chalk artists transforming the museum's parking lot into a concrete canvas of chalk masterpieces, many of them interactive and appearing three-dimensional. During the event, the chalk artists render amazing large-scale compositions on a 10 x 10-foot parcel of pavement.
Visitors could also get a caricature drawing of themselves or see clay sculpted into handmade vessels on a pottery wheel all while listening to live music.
This year's event also featured an expanded Family Activity Zone where families could participate in a community chalk project to Chalk the Street or get creative with hands-on art projects.
Officials said the museum expects to welcome more than 20,000 visitors this year.