Arcadia Valley Chalk Art Festival to kick off for first time

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ARCADIA, MO (KTVI) - The first annual Arcadia Valley Chalk Art Festival is set to kick off next weekend on Saturday, May 28th at the Arcadia Academy.

Katherine and Darwin Rouse have owned The Arcadia Academy for 5 years. Arcadia Academy was a former Ursuline Girls high school that comprises 7 buildings which include a breath-taking church building, gymnasium, historic theater, priest`s residence, and other multi-story turn of the century brick buildings.  It is registered as a National Historic District and now houses an award winning restaurant and B&B with wedding chapel, entertainment center, gift & antique shop, unique frozen custard and candy, and a bakery.  The facilities are a popular destination vacation spot for families, businesses, church groups, clubs, and anyone wanting to be spoiled in a one-of-a-kind historic setting.

The Arcadia Valley Chalk Art Festival will feature amazing chalk artists, carriage rides, tours, magicians, dancing and live music, and various food vendors.  And the best part... It's all free!

So join the family fun next weekend on May 28th from 8 AM-10 PM at Arcadia Academy (211 South College St., Arcadia, MO 63621).