Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes


June 11-12, 2016, 10AM-5PM

Presenting sponsor:  MPLS NW Tourism

Produced and Presented By:  Arbor Lake Business Association and the Maple Grove Arts Center


What to Know

Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes is a free, 2-day street art festival with entertainment, food, and family fun! The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes is featuring sidewalk chalk art by professionals, amateurs & art enthusiasts from across the world!  The event will occur on June 11 and 12 and is located on Main Street & The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes with Minneapolis Northwest Tourism as our presenting sponsor!  The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is also involved with murals by our resident and visiting artists on display.

Main Street Arbor Lakes with Professional, student and amateurs

Main Street Arbor Lakes is the Artist's Zone with professional, student and amateur artists chalking their creations for you!  Yes, it's a competition, but who says you can't have 'fun' and 'competition' in the same sentence?  Not us! Be sure to come both days to watch the artist chalk the streets or Arbor Lakes.  While you are there you can vote for your favorite professional artist to win the People's Choice Award.  The People's Choice Award will go to the professional artists who collects the most votes.  Voting Tickets can be purchased on Event Brite or on-site June 11-12 at the information desk.  Proceeds will go to the winning artist's prize as well as help to bring this event back in 2017.

The Chalkfest Family Zone is located at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

The Chalkfest Family Zone is at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes shopping center and features fun for the entire family! Music, food, games and ART! Learn to create art with chalk from volunteers providing guidance and helpful tips to help you create your masterpiece. Family chalking areas will be provided so bring your creativity along!

The Fountains at Arbor Lakes Murals

Be sure to make your way to The Fountains at Arbor Lakes before the event to see the amazing, custom created murals by world-class artists! Preview the work of Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes artist-in-residence, Sahwn McCann and visiting artist Alex Maxiov and Anat Ronen as they work together in the days leading up to Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes to create amazing chalk murals!

Artists & Sponsors

The Arbor Lakes Business Association is accepting applications for artists to participate in Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, June 11 & 12, 2016. A limited number of artist squares are available. 

Sign up as an amateur or a family to create art on Main Street.  The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes jury will be awarding first, second and third place ribbons each for: Under 10 years of age, 10-18 years of age and adult.  In addition, the first place winner in each classification will recieve a $50 Gift card from The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.

Become part of the Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes family and become a sponsor! This celebration of the arts wouldn't exist without sponsors. We offer nine levels of sponsorship so everyone will have an opportunity to be involved with the first Chalkfest in Minnesota! Ever! 

Artist application

Become a sponsor

Everyone is Invited

Everyone is invited to participate in Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes. In fact, we encourage it! There will be chalking areas reserved for families & beginners at the event.

Maple Grove Art Center is offering chalk art classes featuring our resident professional artist Shawn McCann! Take advantage of this great opportunity and sharpen your skills for this event!

Find out more about the classes here.