May 19th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Santa Barbara events

Image courtesy of Patricia Marroquin /

Walk cautamente around Old Mission Santa Barbara’s plaza during Memorial Day weekend. You don’t want to distract the Madonnari (street painters) creating their large, colorful 3-D-like images on the pavement. This traditional Italian style of pastel chalk painting dates back to the 1500s, and all ages can join the fun. View the works by 150 artists, or sponsor a street-painting square to advertise your business, or to celebrate a friend or family member. Squares range from 4-by-6 feet to 12-by-12 feet, and cost $150 to $700. Chalk will be provided in variety of colors. The 29th annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

May 23, 24, 25
10 a.m.-6 p.m.



Image courtesy of Patricia Marroquin /

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