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5th Annual Chalkfest Will Color Outside the Lines

Virtual Event is August 29th and 30th

Mural Tour Runs: Aug. 15st – Sept. 30th

WHAT: 5th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

Due to the pandemic, Chalkfest will take on a different shape this year without losing the “wow” factor that has drawn tens of thousands of artists and guests to Maple Grove every year. In fact, this year’s event has the potential to draw millions!

Chalk Art from Around the World!

Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes is partnering with Street Factory Media to host a virtual event that will be on Facebook August 29th and 30th. Guests will be able to view pre-filmed videos of chalk artists from all over the globe, demonstrating their talent in their hometown. Then, guests on the page can vote for their favorite artists and join a *LIVE* award presentation and look ahead to 2021 on the Chalkfest Facebook page from 3-5pm on the 30th.

NEW This Year: Mural Tour!

Organizers have added an exciting new element this year, the Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes 2020 Mural Tour. This highly visual event includes twelve 8’ x 8’ original painted murals that will be placed throughout Arbor Lakes. The Mural Tour runs from August 15th - September 30th.

About Chalkfest

In its first four years, Chalkfest has drawn nearly 60 professional chalk artists from all over the globe for a weekend of creativity and color that covers local streets and sidewalks for public viewing. Last year 35,000 people crowded around the chalk art creations to see each artist’s vision unfold before their eyes.

The 2020 Chalkfest lineup includes in-progress and completed chalk art from professionals from as far away as Mexico and Ukraine and local talent like artist-in-residence Shawn McCann, who also a co-founder of the festival.  Shawn is an internationally known multi-media, multi-disciplinary artist who creates various forms of art. His chalk creations have been featured at numerous street painting festivals around the world.

WHEN: Virtual Chalkfest Event on Facebook: August 29th & 30th

Mural Tour runs August 15– September 30th                    

WHERE: Throughout Arbor Lakes and All Over the World on the Chalkfest

Facebook page:

AWARDS: Catch the winners announced LIVE from 3-5pm on August 30th on the Chalkfest Facebook page

Find more information, including artist bios and photos:

For interview opportunities, please contact Katie Welch Len at 612-720-9374 or

About Arbor Lakes Business Association

Formed in 2003, the Arbor Lakes Business Association (ALBA) serves the stakeholders of this regional mixed-use development in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The ALBA membership network spans across all the Arbor Lakes districts. This includes, Main Street, The Fountains at Arbor Lakes, the Village at Arbor Lakes, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, The Arbor Lakes Medical Building and Great River Energy. Many of these districts have multiple owners, landlords and tenants—there are almost 50 ownership interests in Arbor Lakes. The goal of ALBA is to combine the Arbor Lakes marketing message across all districts and showcase Arbor Lakes as one unified entity. As such, ALBA maintains two websites ( and as well as producing Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, Fall Festival on Main and Hometown Holiday on Main among other marketing initiatives.

About Street Factory Media

Street Factory Media (SFM) is an organization of artists, fabricators, designers, strategists, planners, producers and foot soldiers who build highly strategic, memorable media experiences that drive brand awareness, buzz, and affinity among target consumers.

The Details
Mural Tour August 15th- Sept. 30; VIRTUAL Facebook Event is August 29th and 30th