The Italian Street Painting Festival is a yearly Southern Californian tradition. This year, join in on the festival fun and experiences when you visit Santa Barbara! Santa Barbara’s festival is inspired by the I Madonnari festival in Italy, and it is deeply authentic to the spirit of the original festival.
Madonnari are Italian street painters that can turn a blank pavement into colorful works of art. Every May, they come to Santa Barbara and allow us to see them in action, coating the Mission plaza with beautiful, gigantic images at this unique festival.