Chalk the Bay Highlights Featured Artists and Welcomes Novices

The Miller Art Museum – in collaboration with the Door County Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center – will feature three artists during Chalk the Bay on Sept. 21 as part of Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Festival festivities.

John Soukup holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Northern Iowa. In the evening, he paints on canvases; during the summer, he travels the Midwest creating with chalk.

Shelley Heath brings experience as an architectural illustrator, portrait artist and plein air painter to her chalk art. An art teacher at Granville Lutheran School in Milwaukee, she wrote, “My experiences with chalk art have definitely broadened my horizons, especially doing things large scale or three-dimensionally.”

Kimberly Wood has been creating street art using chalk for six years, focusing on portraiture featuring women, nature elements and animals.

The community chalking contest offers youth (ages 8-12), teen (ages 13-17), adult (ages 18+) and family categories. Chalking will begin at 9 am, rain or shine; chalk will be provided; awards will be announced at 2 pm. 

Visit or call 920.746.0707 to learn more.


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