I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival
Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant & colorful, large scale images. They are first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from their sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. The festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual & performing arts workshops & performances throughout Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo counties.