Wausau prepares for the 13th Annual 'Chalkfest'

By:  Stacia Kulakowski at WSAW

Since 2004, Chalkfest has been apart of Wausau's summer traditions. Now, fast forward 13 years later, and it's still bringing smiles to hundreds

Each year, one weekend during the summer allows the 400 Block in downtown Wausau to be transformed into a colorful arena of drawings made in chalk.

Hundreds of participants of all ages are allowed to purchase squares on the block in small, medium, and large sizes to use as their drawing space.

The event is a great representation of the Wausau area since it allows artists to show off their skills, and the rest of the community to enjoy the finished products all weekend long.

This year, Chalkfest runs on Saturday July 15th from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. and on Sunday July 16th from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.

A 'Children's Chalkfest' is also apart of the fun. Kids under 12 can participate in the event by either: 
-Buying a box of colored chalk and the use of a small chalkboard for $3
-Buying 12 pastels and a sheet of paper for $10

The kid's event goes from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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