Friday, May 31, 2019

I Madonnari Italian Chalk Festival Santa Barbara 2019

Melinda Palacio

Every year over the long Memorial Day weekend, Santa Barbara's mission turns into a creative street chalk palette. The festival, now in its 33rd year, brings to life familiar masterpieces and some original artwork all on the ground. If you are busy camping or paying respect to our fallen heroes, there's plenty of opportunity to see the chalk art after the crowds have gone. I suspect there will be more crowds this weekend. If you still can't make it, I've taken some photos to give you an idea of what you can expect for next year, or next weekend. As long as there's no big rainstorm, the art will remain vibrant and visible for weeks.

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