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I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival
May 27 - May 29
CHILDREN’S CREATIVE PROJECT
presents the 37th annual
I Madonnari Street Painting Festival
at the Old Mission Santa Barbara
May 27 – 29, 2023: Memorial Day Weekend — Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Street Painting & Madonnari:
We are proud to be the first to bring this romantic Italian festival to the western hemisphere from our sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. Produced by the Children’s Creative Project, the Festival benefits our arts education programs.
The Santa Barbara I Madonnari Street Painting Festival presents the rare opportunity to view artists of all ages create street paintings ranging from classical to original images. The annual three-day festival is held on Memorial Day Weekend at the Old Mission Santa Barbara.
Street painting is a performance art where the drawings will fade with time due to wind and rain. Its focus on the creative process rather than the product is at the heart of the Festival and the mission of the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.