LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - An event that helps support Artspire was back for its third year Saturday afternoon.
Chalkfest is an event where people can draw any type of artwork on the sidewalks in downtown La Crosse. The event hosted a competition where people were able to create artwork for cash prizes.
The artwork was then judged by a local artist and was based on creativity, technique, design, and structure.
Mike Martino, of the La Crosse Arts Initiative, said the event connects the community with art.
"Usually people seem to enjoy it. That's the main thing they enjoy kind of just strolling by checking it out, watching the children. I think people really get a kick out of the kids enjoying it. That's a big part of it. Then when they look at the competitors they really get impressed with what's possible," Martino said
Four people competed in the Chalkfest competition Saturday and the winner took home a cash prize of $100.
This year it was held down by the river because of the heat.
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