The West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is drawing hundreds of spectators to Byron Township this weekend. Take a look at some of the chalk art before, during and after completion.

The 8th annual West Michigan Chalk Art Festival is being held at Tanger Outlets on 84th St. in Byron Township through Saturday, June 17.

Awards are being given out in three categories: Adult Artist, Kid Artist ages 12 - 17, and People's Choice. The first place Adult Artist winner will take home $1,000.

The event is free to attend.

Crowds were already gathering early Friday morning as artists began setting up and creating their work. See photos taken throughout the day in Byron Township at the West Michigan Chalk Art Festival.