Let's Chalk

Lets Chalk

Let’s Chalk is a free, two-day street art festival with live music, food, and fun for everyone!

Featuring street art by professionals, local amateurs, and art enthusiasts from all over the world. The artists will be creating their masterpieces Saturday and Sunday (September 9-10) at the Monticello Community Center in Downtown Monticello! Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day as we watch professionals turn our roadways into works of art!

Event Parking Information

Due to the Downtown road construction on Broadway, the event has been moved to the Monticello Community Center for 2023! The sections of the parking lot will be closed beginning Friday afternoon (Sept. 8) for event set up and remain closed until Sunday evening (Sept. 10). Additional information about the closure and related detour is coming soon!

Featured Artists

Shawn McCann

As an artist, Shawn McCann is one who loves to explore the relationship of art, space, and interaction. Having graduated the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA, Shawn has grown into a multi-media, multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores color, texture, form, and content. This approach has led to the many areas in which Shawn’s work has encompassed including; street painting, murals, fine art, children’s books, installation art, temporary and permanent art and commercial illustration.

He has been featured at numerous street painting festivals throughout the us and overseas and has worked on projects such as exhibition sized pieces and corporate clients. His work has won numerous awards, been an NEA grant recipient, and is held in private and public collections, and has also been featured twice at the LA Times Festival of Books as a featured illustrator. Shawn was one of the few American artists chosen to participate in the Dubai Canvas, one of the most prestigious street art festivals in the world, and currently organizes six street art festivals throughout the Midwest.

Allison Severson

Allison is an Illustrator, Painter, Chalk Artist, Muralist, and Photographer. In recent years, she has earned a Certificate in Visualization Technology from Saint Paul Community & Technical

College which built upon her BA in Illustration received in 2005 from The College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul.

Allison recently illustrated a children’s book, which was completed in 2017. She has also been hired to create fine art, character and t-shirt design, murals, and illustrations for holiday cards and family portraits. Her studies in Chalk art have recently promoted her from an Amateur Artist, to a Professional.

Marisa Alvarado

Marisa is an art teacher, photographer, and chalk artist based out of New Jersey. She has chalked in festivals including the International Festival of Arts at Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, Borderline Chalkfest and more.


Let's Chalk wouldn't be possible without the generous donations from our sponsors:
  • Cargill Kitchen Solutions
  • Willow's Landing
  • Monticello Economic Development Authority (EDA)
  • West Metro Buick GMC
  • Liberty Bank Minnesota
  • Sherburne State Bank
  • Washburn Computer Group
  • North Star Bank
  • RiverWood Bank
  • Buchholz Properties
  • Xcel Energy
  • Sherwin Williams
  • H. Brother's Painting, Inc.
  • Bolton & Menk
  • SERVPRO of Wright County
  • Shaw Trucking
  • Tareen Dermatology
  • FiberNet Monticello
  • Northern Metal Recycling
  • AST Sports
  • Steele's Collision
Lets Chalk Featured Artist, Shawn McCann Portrait
Swan Chalk Close Up
Swans Posed Chalk Final
Portrait of a man by 'Lets Chalk' Featured Artist: Marisa Alvarado
Lets Chalk Staff
Chalk Mandala Kids
Lets Chalk Featured Artist 5 - Sandy Forseth