ChalkFest 2016. Photo by Josh More.

The Arts Partnership invites the public to ChalkFest, the largest FREE art-making event in the metro, 12 – 7 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at Red River Zoo – proudly sponsored by Gate City Bank!

ChalkFest attendees will draw with FREE chalk, get FREE admission into the Red River Zoo (including animal talks), eat delicious food, meet local artists and arts organizations and more.

ChalkFest 2016. Josh More.

The Arts Partnership is pleased to welcome artist Chelsie Liberati from the Savannah College of Art and Design to be our ChalkFest Artist In-Residence.

Chelsie will engage the community with chalk murals at ChalkFest and at Gate City Bank locations throughout Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo in the days leading up to the event (times and bank locations of Chelsie’s drawings are to be announced).

ChalkFest 2017 Artist-in-Residence, Chelsie Liberati.

Chalk art by Chelsie Liberati.

Chalk art by Chelsie Liberati.

The Arts Partnership first hosted ChalkFest in August 2013 and the event has grown exponentially over the years. 450 people attended the first year and over 5,500 people attended last year.

ChalkFest is open to all ages and abilities. We’re excited to see your fun ChalkFest creations!

ChalkFest 2016. Josh More.

The Arts Partnership also thanks the Red River Zoo for hosting ChalkFest for the third consecutive year.

View the event on Facebook and share it with your family, friends, partners, hairdressers — whomever! All are welcome. #TAPChalkFest #SupportLocalArt

To read more about the history of ChalkFest and how it became one of our primary programs, click here.