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Annual Chalk Fest held at UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) –  UW-Eau Claire’s sidewalks were decked out in all the colors of the rainbow on Saturday for Chalk Fest.

The annual event showcased the work of local artists who created everything from movie characters, to famous paintings, to original designs.

Anyone was allowed to come in and view the art for free or reserve a space on the sidewalk for their own art pieces.

Children at the event even got to put their own chalk drawings into a children’s mural in the middle of campus.

The event’s winners:



Winner: Square 56 – Theresa Hanson

Honorable Mention: Square  60 – Jessica Kopecky

YOUTH Category

Winner: Square 217 – Kaiah Hurt

Honorable Mention: Square 182 – Lauren Anderson

GROUP Category

Winner: Square 23 – Group Name: You Can’t Chalk Alone

Honorable Mention:  Square 168 – Group Name: Schleuderhaus


Winner: Square 42 – Autumn Tio

Honorable Mention: Square 24 – Scott Vleck

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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