I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival
The first festival of its kind in North America features an Italian tradition from the 16th Century—street painting—using chalk pastels on pavement.
When: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St. , Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
Categories: Special Events
On the Memorial Day weekend, 300 artists and young people transform the Old Mission plaza with 150 colorful, large-scale street paintings. The artists (madonnari) begin drawing on Saturday and continue throughout the three-day festival. For 25,000 annual visitors, each day the festival also features live music on the Mission lawn, authentic Italian cuisine, specialty items, and a street painting area just for children. Free admission and wheelchair accessible. www.Imadonnarifestival.com 805-964-4710 ext. 4411
Sponsors for this year's event include:
SB County Education Office
The Berry Man Inc.
Loreto Plaza Shopping Center
Girsh & Hochman families
Bella Vista Designs
Event posted Jan. 8, 2013
Last updated May 14, 2013