Chalktoberfest is coming!!! (And, yes, that announcement deserves a slew of exclamation points.) As you might suspect, one of the Marietta Square’s most anticipated events of the year includes beer. But what might surprise you is that the chalk-centered festival will also include some seriously eye-popping art.
Your kindergartner’s hastily scribbled chalk art, this isn’t.
Just check out a few of last year’s can’t-believe-their-chalk entries:
During the two-day festival, dozens of artists from around the country–including some major names in the chalk art community (yes, it’s a thing)–will converge at the Marietta | Cobb Museum of Art-sponsored festival to throw down some serious art.
Combining chalk art competitions with a craft beer festival, this two-day-long festival will feature live music and festivities all weekend. Saturday, choose from over 100 craft beers while watching top national chalk artists bring the streets to life. Sunday, don’t miss the antique car competition and kids’ craft sessions at the “Kids on the Block” section where participation crafts will cost between 1 and 4 tickets.
And, if all this sounds like it should come with a top-dollar price tag, there’s more good news:
Admission to MCMA is free all weekend! (Insider tip: prices for the beer festival are scaled, so get your tickets pronto! The first 500 sold online–sales start AUGUST 1–will be $35; the next 500 will be $45. The rest (including those sold at the door) are $50.
When: October 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; October 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: the Marietta Square
Cost: Chalk festival is free; beer festival tickets begin at $35 and progress to $55 (buy early!)
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: chalktoberfest.com.