Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Street Painting Festival, I Madonnari, Memorial Weekend

Italian Street Painting Festival
May 28, 29, 30, 2011

Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on
pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful large scale images.
The I Madonnari Festival of Santa Barbara is proud to be the first
to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from
Santa Barbara's Sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy.

The festival benefits the Children's Creative Project, a non profit arts
education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and
 performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara
and San Luis Obispo counties.

 Festival hours are 10-6 daily.  Admission is free.

( information and photos from the imadonarifestival website)  

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