I Madonnari Street Painting Festival

A group of people are gathered around a chalk drawing.

Be dazzled by incredible artwork at the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, celebrating its 37th anniversary over Memorial Day weekend, May 25 – 27, 2024, at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Each day, street painters (Madonnari in Italian) will transform the Mission Plaza into an art gallery of awe-inspiring, large-scale images. Using pastels, artists design more than 150 vibrant scenes showcased on the pavement throughout the weekend. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.