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Photos: 2016 Arbor Lakes Chalkfest in Maple Grove

Jun 12, 2016 09:51PM ● By Wendy Erlien

2016 Arbor Lakes Chalkfest on Main Street, Maple Grove. (Photo by Wendy Erlien)

Warm weather didn't deter community members from the Maple Grove area from visiting the first Arbor Lakes Chalkfest June 11 and 12. Throughout the two day event, chalk artists from throughout the United States came to share their talents and work of art on Main Street, Maple Grove. 

The People’s Choice Award was received by artist Michael Las Casas, creator of the piece featured above. Las Casas collected the most votes from community attendees.   

Featured artists included Leigh JonesJessi QueenKatie BushLesley PerdomoShawn McCannCuboliquidoMichael Las CasasCraig ThomasTim RitterErik GreenawaltKumpa TawornpromTonya YoungbergKimberly WoodWillie ZinJoel YauChelsey AustinAlexandra AlfeoAnat RonanEver GalvezCass Womak, and BK Lyons. 
Arbor Lakes Business Association, Maple Grove Arts Center, and area businesses were actively involved in Chalkfest by through sponsorship and hosting meals for the artists. Major festival sponsors include Great Southern BankDoran CompaniesThe Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Fountains at Arbor Lakes, Kimco Realty CorporationArbor Lakes Business AssociationPrime AdvertisingStep By Step MontessoriRyan CompaniesMinneapolis Northwest TourismMaple Grove Arts CenterHoliday InnCourtyard by MarriottHampton InnStaybridge Inn and Suites, and Main Street Arbor Lakes. Approximately 20 additional sponsors are provided cash or in-kind contributions.

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