The Miller Art Museum is moving up this year’s Chalk the Bay event to start Saturday. It usually is held in conjunction with the Harvest Festival in the City of Sturgeon Bay in September. Executive Director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead says the new date will run concurrently with similar projects from the Museum of Wisconsin Art and other premier institutions.
Artists will be able to chalk every third square of pavement around the Miller and canvas squares are available to be displayed Saturday evening during the Under the Stars Night Market on Third Avenue. Meissner-Gigstead says that chalk art fits neatly under COVID-19 restrictions without having to make a lot of adaptations.
Chalk the State, which is what the Wisconsin-wide effort is known as wraps up Sunday at 8 PM. Participants are encouraged to chalk at home if that is easier to organize.
(photo from 2019 Chalk the Bay event last September)