By Tania Blanich
TAP Director of Operations
It’s almost time for ChalkFest, the largest FREE art-making event in the Metro!
This year, ChalkFest takes place Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Red River Zoo, hosted by The Arts Partnership and sponsored by 702 Communications.
ChalkFest is an incredibly fun, low-key way for children and adults to let their creativity out and enjoy our community’s wonderful zoo. And it’s free, including zoo admission! All ChalkFest asks is for attendees – no matter their age, background or abilities – to draw with chalk or cheer on those who are drawing. Inspired by the otters? Draw them! Want to draw your grandpa or little sister? Terrific! Are stick figures more your speed? Enjoy! The beauty of chalk is that it’s universal, it’s relatable and it’s fun.
Participants will be welcomed to the Zoo by artists making large-scale chalk drawings at the Zoo entrance. Inside, there will be free chalk for all and performances by local musicians.
Guests will be encouraged to wear masks and social distance in adherence to the Red River Zoo’s guidelines. Partnering with the Red River Zoo to present ChalkFest on its 32 acres of outdoor space allows for more than adequate social distance and maximum ventilation.
More information will be available on our Facebook event or at theartspartnership.net/chalkfest. Red River Zoo is located at 4255 23rd Ave. S. in Fargo.
About 702 Communications
702 Communications provides high-speed Internet, phone and IT services for residents and businesses throughout Fargo-Moorhead. Our services connect people to information, education and entertainment every day. Art not only enriches the content we all consume, but also invigorates our lives and brightens our community. For more than 20 years, 702 Communications has taken pride in serving the region and watching our local creatives flourish.
About the Author
Tania Blanich is the Director of Operations at The Arts Partnership and a lifelong lover of the arts. She is also a consultant who work with institutions and individuals on strategy, policy, organizational structuring, communications and fundraising.