Local Happenings: I Maddonari Festival

If you are in Santa Barbara and looking for something to do this weekend, I Maddonari is an Italian street painting festival up at the Santa Barbara Mission. Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. The festival benefits the Children's Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Festival is the 25, 26, and 27th, and hours are 10-6 daily. Admission is free! There are Italian food booths and music out on the grass… a lovely way to enjoy our beautiful town and see a ton of talent!

Here’s an example of a of the progression through the weekend of a past chalk art painting:

I Maddonari Festival Chalk Painting in Progress

I Maddonari Festival Chalk Painting in Progress

I Maddonari Festival Chalk Painting in Progress

I Maddonari Festival Chalk Painting in Progress

I Maddonari Festival Finished Chalk Painting

I Maddonari Festival Finished Chalk Painting
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