37th Annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival at the Old Mission S.B.
Phone: 805-964-4710, ext. 4411
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**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.
Date & Time
Sat, May 27 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun, May 28 All day
Mon, May 29 All day
2201 Laguna Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Old Mission Santa Barbara
I Madonnari, Santa Barbara’s most picturesque festival and the first of its kind in North America, returns for its 37th year this Memorial Day weekend. The beloved community event – a fundraiser for vital arts programs in county schools – brings live music, local cuisine, and dozens of artists working from dawn until dusk to transform the Santa Barbara Mission plaza into a veritable walking museum of art.
The event, which takes place from 10 am – 6 pm on May 27, 28, and 29 and is free and open to the public, is the major annual fundraiser of the Children’s Creative Project (CCP), a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
Originally inspired by the International Street Painting Competition in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy, I Madonnari features over 100 street paintings drawn live with chalk pastels by renowned regional artists as well as other art enthusiasts, including children, families, businesses, and schools.
Image: 2022 Featured Artist Dawn Morrison Wagner