Chalktoberfest - October 14-15, 2017
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art to host Chalktoberfest: 80+ National and International Chalk Artists, Public Chalk Competition, Beer Festival, Live Music, Antique Cars, and much more. Fun for the Whole Family!
Marietta, GA: October 14-15, 2016, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will present its annual Chalktoberfest that takes place around the Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street to the museum. The 2016 Chalktoberfest was awarded Festival of the year by Cobb Life Magazine, having brought 80,000 visitors and resulting in an economic impact of over 5.2 million dollars. Additionally, the 2015 Chalktoberfest was awarded the Mayor's Art Award for the City of Marietta and Event of the Year through Cobb Travel and Tourism in 2016.
This year, the Chalktoberfest theme is "Bring your A-Game" and will feature over 80 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the US, Mexico and Canada. Artists will draw in front of spectators during both dates from 10ZM to 5PM. Featured artists include renowned chalk artists: Anat Ronen, Nate Baranowski, Jennifer Chaparro, Willie Zin, Joel Yau, Rod Tryon, Ever Galvez, Cuong Nguyen and many more. Admission to MCMA is free for the duration of the festival.
On Saturday, October 14th, Chalktoberfest includes their annual Craft Beer Festival in conjunction with the Chalk Festival. This Craft Beer Festival allows visitors to walk around and enjoy the Chalk Art while drinking samples. There will be a selection of over 100 different kinds of craft beer. MCMA encourages guests to visit local restaurants and talk to professional artists from around the country as they created their masterpieces. Chalktoberfest will feature an after hours concert in the Park with live music from Doug Cameron and his 17 piece orchestra. Bands will play all day both days. Check the Chalktoberfest Website for the purchase of concert tables, mid-July.
On Sunday, October 9th, Chalktoberfest will move out the Beer Festival and bring in their Creative Kids craft-making section 1:00PM-5:00PM, geared toward children of all ages - and host their non-professional Chalk Competition with Youth, Teen, School, and Adult Divisions. Competition starts at 10:00AM. Winners announced at 3:00 PM. The Professional Chalk area will be available to view until 8:00 PM Sunday night.
Chalktoberfest enables us to fulfill our mission of "Building Community through Art" and we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from the community with regards to what we are presenting," states Sally Macaulay, Executive Director of MCMA and event planner for Chalktoberfest, MMCMA anticipates a record turn out once again in 2017."