The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is proud to present Chalktoberfest, an exciting combination of our annual Chalk Art Festival with our Craft Beer Festival. The festival will take place this weekend, October 9 and 10 on the Marietta Square. And Fontis Water will once again be the official water of the event.
Enjoy your afternoon sampling craft beers, live music from local artists, watching professional Chalk Artists chalk the streets and eating great food at the beautiful downtown square of Marietta. A great day out for all the family, the Chalk Fest is free to attend. All proceeds go to the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.
Who is the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art?
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art (MCMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to “building community through art”. Chalktoberfest began as a fund raiser for the museum in 2013. In eight years it has grown to attracting over 100,000 people to Marietta Square.
Chalktoberfest has won Best Festival in Cobb County by Cobb Life Magazine in 2016 and 2017 and received the Mayor’s Art Award for the City of Marietta. Additionally, Chalktoberfest received the Spot On Award for the Best Event in Cobb County through Cobb Travel and Tourism. This is truly a unique festival that offers something for everyone.
The festival includes chalk artist, food trucks, crafts for children, amateur chalk contests, antique cars, arts and crafts vendors. There is also a craft beer and wine festival. Children will love spending time in the play area. And did we mention live concerts on Marietta Square? This family friendly event is free of charge to the public. However, there is a fee to participate in the Craft Beer Festival which will feature over 100 craft beers and 25 wines.
In addition to Chalktoberfest, MCMA offers much to the community for both artists and art lovers. Art Exhibitions, Opening nights galas, Martinis and Music gatherings, Art Classes, Workshops, Mobile Art Experience, Art Talk lectures, Open Draw, and other unique events make up the offerings to join us with the community. MCMA is the only art museum in Metro Atlanta that focuses on American fine art.
As a sponsor of the event, Fontis Water will have its own Chalk artist. Be sure to snap a photo, share on your social accounts and tag @fontiswater!