‘Chalk the Block’ comes to St. Joseph August 6-8

Photo courtesy: Joshua Nowicki

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Artists will take over Broad Street during “Chalk the Block” from August 6 to 8.

At Chalk the Block, amateur and professional artists will fill the streets with chalk masterpieces between Lake Boulevard and State Street in downtown St. Joseph.

Artists will prepare their squares on Friday, work all day on Saturday, and add finishing touches on Sunday.

During the weekend, guests can vote for their favorite artist’s work in the People’s Choice vote. Tickets will be sold at the People’s Choice Tent on Broad Street for $1 each from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

One dollar equals one vote. The artist with the most tickets by the end of the weekend wins the People’s Choice Award.

Click here to learn more about this year’s artists.

Guests can also enjoy a number of other events during Chalk the Block.

The weekend kicks off Friday with St. Joe Lighthouse Tours with The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center at the North Pier Lighthouse.

A guided tour begins at 10 a.m. and open hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

On Saturday, the St. Joe Farmers Market will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lake Bluff Park.

For more information on the Farmers Market, click here.

Residents and visitors are also invited to check out the Summer Movie Series at St. Joseph High School on Saturday night, featuring this week’s movie, “Monsters vs. Aliens” at 7 p.m.  

Click here for more information on the Summer Movie Series.

Stay up-to-date on all events happening in St. Joseph by visiting the St. Joe Today website.

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