Chalk the State!

Connect Downtown Oshkosh


Chalk art is taking over Wisconsin at the end of July! Chalk the State is a statewide event organized by the Museum of Wisconsin Art and is an expansion of their annual Chalk Art Festival in West Bend. This summer’s chalk event includes organizations and communities across the state. During the weekend of July 25-26, Wisconsin residents are invited to create chalk art on their driveways and sidewalks and to share their creativity on social media.

The Paine Art Center and Gardens and the Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk are collaborating to support this event in Oshkosh. The Chalk the State-Oshkosh event is meant to be an engaging and educational arts experience for families in the greater Oshkosh area. It is a way to encourage families, adults, and kids to take to their sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots to create bright, joyful art, and spread positive messages to share with friends, family, and neighbors that remind us all that even apart, we can share and enjoy art. This event is sponsored by Horicon Bank and McClone.

This is this an all ages, all skill levels, totally inclusive, free-for-all explosion of creativity and expression.

Chalk the State – Oshkosh timeline of events:

– Throughout July: Find chalk-art tips and ideas by the Paine and artists participating in Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk. Follow the Paine on Facebook for updates.

– July 24- September 10: See the Magnificent 12, an alternative to the 2020 Chalk Walk event, in downtown Oshkosh. Twelves local artists will have chalk art on boards on display in storefronts throughout downtown. You can vote for your favorite piece on the Facebook event page: Voting will take place August 1st-August 10th.

– July 25-26: Create art in your neighborhood and share photos on social media using #chalkthestateoshkosh.

– July 25: See photos and videos on Facebook of local artist Annette Koepke creating chalk artwork on the Paine’s front driveway inspired by the Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau exhibition.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Start: Sat, Jul 25th 2020 12:00 AM
End: Sun, Jul 26th 2020 11:59 PM