Chalk and Cheese Festival
Chalk & Cheese is an outdoor chalk art, food, and music festival in Platteville's City Park featuring nationally recognized artists; emerging, local creators and you! Amateur adults and children can win cash prizes! Open to artists of all ages and abilities. Artists will create colorful artwork on the sidewalks in and around City Park. Visitors will be able to watch the art as it unfolds (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) and listen to live music (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.).The event will feature commissioned, professional chalk artists - Craig and Jamie Rogers, John Soukup, Shelley Heath, and Jessica Kopecky - creating larger works. Arrive at the event early in the morning to secure a spot! Limited drawing spaces available! Prize bags for top professional artist and top 3 for adult and youth categories. The Prize Bags include cash and goodies from the area! For each category:
1st Place: $100 + goodies
2nd Place: $50 + goodies
3rd Place: $25 + goodies
Spectators and artists will vote for their favorites from 4-5 pm. There will be People's Choice categories for professional, adult, and youth drawings. The winners will receive cash and gift bags with items from Platteville area businesses and organizations and recognition on the PATH Facebook page and post-event publicity.
8am-12noon Artist Registration & Check-in
11am-8pm Jose's Authentic Mexican Food Truck
1pm-4pm- Emmi Roth Cheese Sampling
4pm-7pm Vesperman's Ice Cream Truck
4pm- Drawings must be completed
4pm-5pm Voting by public
4pm-5:30pm Tristian Hirsch live music
5-7pm Platteville Senior Center and PEAK food tent
5:30pm PATH will announce the People's Choice winners.
5:45pm-7pm Andy Hughes and CO. live music
Rountree Gallery will be selling beer and other beverages.
ELIGIBILITY: Chalk & Cheese is open to artists age 12 and over of all abilities. $20 for adults (18 and older) and $10 for youth (12-17) and nonprofit organizations. (Scholarships available, please message us to inquire.) Registered artists will receive professional quality Koss soft pastels (a $20 value), an event kneeling pad, gloves, and other goodies.
CASH ONLY. Register morning of event.
Limited spaces available, so come early to guarantee a spot! A Big Thanks to all our Chalk & Cheese
Inspiring Community, Inc.
Edward Jones - Bob Hundhausen
Platteville Public Library
Grant County Dairy Promoters
Wisconsin Properties Realty
Community First Bank
Grant Funding for PATH and Chalk & Cheese provided by the Platteville Community Fund.