In Italian, I Madonnari is the word for ‘street painters’. Every Memorial Day weekend, the Santa Barbara I Madonnari Street Painting Festival transforms the Santa Barbara Mission plaza. Using pastels, large-scale, colorful chalk art images are drawn on the pavement all around the Mission.
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 and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
This is the 3rd year that Santa Barbara Travel has participated with a chalk art drawing; we are particularly proud of this year’s contribution, titled “Up”. What do you think?