The 2017 West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is Friday and Saturday in Byron Center.

The 8th annual West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is hosted by the Byron Community Wellness Foundation. It takes place at Tanger Outlets on 84th St. in Byron Township beginning on Friday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 17. It is free to attend.

Kids 11 and under can create their own chalk art during "KidsChalk" from 11am - 3pm on Saturday.

Adult artists will be creating from noon - 9pm on Friday and from 8am - 3pm on Saturday. Work will be judged on Saturday from 3pm - 5pm with awards given at 5pm. The cash rewards are:

  • Grand Prize - $1,000
  • 2nd place - $500
  • 3rd place - $250
  • 4th place - $100

The People's Choice Awards is worth $500.

There are also prizes for kids ages 12 -17:

  • 1st place - $100
  • 2nd place - $50
  • 3rd place - $25