Friday, June 16, 2023 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT

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350 84th Street & US 131
Byron Center, MI 49315

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West Michigan Chalk Art Festival
c/o Byron Community Wellness Foundation
P.O. Box 384
Byron Center, MI 49315
Email: info@wmcaf.com


The WMCAF brings thousands of visitors to Byron Center from all over Michigan and nearby states. If you are interested in sponsoring the festival, please contact us at  INFO@WMCAF.COM.   We have a variety of sponsorship levels available, but can also discuss individual requests.


We have several volunteer opportunities during the festival. If you are interested, please feel free  to contact us at info@wmcaf.com or download the Volunteer Registration at WMCAF.COM


Byron Community Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1994. BCWF is dedicated to promoting a safe, healthy, caring and exciting community. BCWF has been involved with many community projects, including:         

  • Drug Awareness Activities
  • Character Development
  • Benefit Dinners
  • Tobacco prevention activities
  • Benefit Hockey Game
  • Whistlestop Park Development
  • Byron Farmers’ Market
  • Byron Skatepark Development
  • CERT Training
  • PROOF Mentorship Project
  • West Michigan Chalk Art Festival

BCWF invites you to participate in its activities and meetings and welcomes volunteers. 

Contributions to BCWF for support of it activities are tax deductible as allowed by section 501(c)(3) of the IRS.


West Michigan Chalk Art Festival 

Artist Registration 2023

June 16-17, 2023


LOCATION:      350 84th St SW, Byron Center, MI                                                   Exit 74, US 131 at 84th street                                                         Tanger Outlet Mall - Grand Rapids                                  12 miles south of Grand Rapids, MI.    

This location allows for plenty of room, safety for artists and the public and will give excellent exposure and visibility for the exceptional artists that will display their talents at the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival. 

Chalk Provided: One box of 24 pieces of pastel chalk provided for each registered artist or team/family. Additional chalk available for purchase. Artists are welcome to supply their own chalk.   No paint allowed. Read Artist Rules for more information.  

Deadline: Onsite registrations will be available.  To insure availability of artist spaces, chalk and T-shirts, registrations should be in by May 15, 2023 but registration will remain open until day of event.  Chalk Sites will be assigned on first-come, first-served basis. 

Theme: Byron Community Wellness Foundation has a focus on wellness in its activities.  For those interested, the WM Chalk Art Festival will have a theme and award category dedicated to “Wellness.” 

KidsChalk:  a FREE event on Saturday June 17, 2023  for kids 11 and under to show off their talents.   This event is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather. 

Email info@wmcaf.com for more information on the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival.

Visit www.wmcaf.com for more information



ADULT (age 18 and older) *
1st Place - $1000

2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $250
4th Place - $100

YOUTH (age 12 - 17)
1st Place - $100

2nd Place - $50
3rd Place - $25                                                                                         

PEOPLE'S CHOICE (by public vote at the Festival)
Peoples Choice Award - $500 

Best Team / Family - $100
Best 3D - $100
Best Photo Rendition - $100
Most Humorous - $100
Best Use of Color - $100
Best Use of "Wellness" Theme - $200

*All awards subject to sponsorship & funding and may not be awarded at the discretion of judges and WMCAF Committee. Additional Awards may become available depending on sponsorship and funding. The decision of the WMCAF Committee is final. Visit www.wmcaf.com for more information and rules for artists. Event will go on rain or shine. No refunds.

By registering for the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival, Artists attest they have read and agree to the WMCAF Guidelines and Rules

Saturday, June 17, 2023   11:00am - 3:00pm
KidsChalk, a FREE event located at the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival, is a chance to introduce budding artists to this unique art form. Participants will receive a certificate for taking part.

KidsChalk is for all children 11 and younger. 

Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends are all welcome to help and enjoy.  No registration is needed for KidsChalk. And the chalk is free!


 **  This event is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather.