The idea for ChalkFest came from one of our former interns, who was tasked with creating an event that would engage her peer group. We hosted the first ChalkFest at Great Northern Bicycle Co. in downtown Fargo in 2013, at Island Park in 2014, and at the Red River Zoo since 2015.
Every August since 2013, we’ve gathered community members of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities at our annual ChalkFest to do one simple thing: draw with chalk. Want to draw a stick figure? Great! Want to draw your mom, grandpa or babysitter? Maybe your favorite animal? Wonderful! The beauty of chalk is that it’s universal, it’s relatable, and it’s fun.
Location: Red River Zoo
Date: Thursday, August 9th
Time: Noon - 7:00 pm
We strengthen the creative capacity of North Dakota for all who live or visit here: honoring our cultural traditions, empowering excellence and innovation, inspiring arts and culture opportunities for all.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
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