This weekend we have Madonnari, or street painters, transforming the Mission plaza using pastels on the pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large-scale images. Santa Barbara is the first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from our sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy.
The festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a non-profit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
To engage the other senses, live music and an authentic Italian market will be held adjacent to the painting. Enjoy an array of Italian cuisine and specialty items.
Location: Corner of Los Olivos and Laguna Streets
May 26, 27, and 28
Admission is free!!!