Chalk Walk Art Festival

August 12, 2023

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. for public

Join us for a day full of events for the whole family.

For photos of Chalk Walk 2023 click here

Join us for a day full of events for the whole family.





This years event will be along Water Street and Center Avenue. We have a competition for youth (ages 7-12), teens (ages 13-17) and adults (18+). Artists will be out competing in the streets to see who is this years winner of the Bay City Chalk Walk Festival.  Each artist will create their own art piece on the streets of Downtown Bay City, Michigan.  Artists are encouraged to create fun interactive and visually dynamic pieces using chalk to create their art.  We will have a limited supply of Eternity Chalk available for artists to try and chalk and supplies for sale at Studio 23/The Arts Center.


This year we will be welcoming to the stage Cameron Munholland, Hiding Salem, and The JR Band!  Check out our event schedule to see when these fantastic bands are rocking the stage!


Check out our play zone in Wenonah Park which will feature chalk for creating your own drawing, bubbles, games, face painting, free projects and more!


There will be a free Paint ‘N’ Take at Studio 23/The Arts Center from 12–5 p.m. Thanks to Click Shark and Dick Blick up to 200 community members will be able to create their own masterpiece.


Thank you to our title sponsor, Thelen Subaru for continuing to support arts education in our community.

Schedule of Events

8:30 Check-in 

10am Artists Begin 

12pm Opening hello 

12–5 p.m. Free Paint ‘N’ Take at Studio 23/The Arts Center

12–5 p.m. Kids Activity Area Wenonah Park

12-5 p.m. Free Spin Art

12:30 Cameron Munholland

1:30pm Kids Stop 

2:00 The JR Band

3pm Teens Stop  

3pm Kids Awards 

3:30 Hiding Salem  

4:30 Teen Awards 

4:30 Adults Stop 

4:30 People’s Choice Determination 

5pm Band Stops 

5:30 Adult Awards/People’s Choice 

6:00 Vera Noir

6:30 Mural Unveiling


Thank you to our Youth & Teen Sponsors Bruce Falcon, Crazy Quarters, and Tummy Ache Candy! With their support we are able to offer great prizes for every youth and teen that registers for the event. Youth and Teen competitors are able to take a free workshops, receive a t-shirt and have mentorship on the day of the event thanks to our generous sponsors!

Paint ‘N’ Take Sponsor

Youth/Teen Sponsors

 Thank you to Bruce Falcon


Pigment Sponsor


Artist Sponsors


Lucky Star Rentals

Logo Sponsors



Register for our competition before August 11, 2023!

Adults (18+), $40 

Teens (13-17), $10

Youth (7-12), $10

Registration is for one OR a team.

After you register you will receive a confirmation email. Please read all information in the description of the registration and fill out the emergency contact information. Any questions please call Studio 23 989-894-2323 or email Misty Coss @

To register please click the link below: