I Madonnari Chalk Festival in Santa Barbara, California.
I went up to see Tracy, Sayak, and Julio’s artworks and to enjoy the grounds of the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission on a gorgeous Southern-California afternoon.
The Bands were Jammin’, the food was great, and the crowd was well masked and glad to be outside, and it was all for a good cause:
Supporting the Children’s Creative Project (CCP)!
Local organizers were the first to bring this romantic Italian festival to the Western Hemisphere from Santa Barbara’s sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy.
For information about the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, including participation and sponsorship opportunities, visit:
To support the Children’s Creative Project go to:
Artists began street painting by traveling to religious
and folk festivals where they drew images of the
Madonna using chalk on the street.
These artists became known as “Madonnari” or street painters. Their images are called street paintings because when well drawn they resemble paintings.
Look what’s coming up in Pasadena!
Pasadena Chalk Festival
Father’s Day weekend
June 18-19, 2022 at The Paseo.
The event is open to the public 10:00am to 7:00pm.
200 murals and over 500 artists
• Art Gallery & Silent Auction
• Animation Alley & Chalk of Fame
• Children’s Art Area
• Live Music
• Dine and Shop at The Paseo!
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 4:00pm
Upper Fountain Court
If you’re a chalk artist: Entries are closed,
but if you’d like to be put on the waiting list:
LIVE MUSIC LINEUP
Saturday, June 18th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Taylor Plenn (Jazz)
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Carlos Ordiano Trio (Latin Jazz)
5:00pm – 6:00pm
La Güera Chakaloza Y Sus 5 Animales
Sunday, June 19th:
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Rhythms of the Village Family Band
(Nigerian Highlife Fusion)
4:45pm – 5:30pm
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Spaghetti Cumbia (Cumbia)
(Dress like your going to paint a mural in the hot sun!)