-:[ February 2o18 ]:-
A South Florida Signature Event!
Join the tens of thousands of art lovers who will attend the Annual Festival over the weekend. With more than 600 artists on the pavement, music on the mainstage, restaurants, shops, festival food court and bistro, you’re sure to get caught up with the excitement.
Admission is FREE!
Since its creation in 1995 by a small group of Lake Worth residents led by Erin Allen and Maryanne Webber, the Street Painting Festival has grown into the most highly anticipated free cultural event in South Florida. Modeled after I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara, California, the art of street painting has attracted onlookers since the 16th century, when crowds would gather to watch as itinerant artists created masterworks on the cobblestones. Now in its third decade, the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival attracts 100,000 visitors each year.
For more information visit streetpaintingfestivalinc.org
-:[ March 2o18 ]:-
Welcome to 10th Annual Chalk Festival
Escape to beautiful Safety Harbor for a magical experience in art. Stroll quaint Main Street, view historical landmarks, shop eclectic boutiques and enjoy the area’s finest restaurants as you watch local, national and international artists create sidewalk art that is as real as Picasso & Rembrandt. Proceeds from Bloom N Art N Chalk Fest benefit Safety Harbor Regional Museum fund local art projects and scholarships
For more information visit bloomnchalkfest.com
-:[ May 2o18 ]:-
Come watch me chalk a 12'x12' masterpiece for The Blue Walk in beautiful Santa Barbara, California at the Mission.
Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. The festival benefits the Children's Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Admission is free.
For more information visit imadonnarifestival.com
-:[ June 2o18 ]:-
Join me at the Burnaby Chalk Art Experience. In Burnaby, Canada, Eh?
Live Music | Dance | Puppetry | Face Painting | Art Activities
Dive into the world of chalk art! Watch local and international street painters create
masterful chalk art as they transform the pavement into a colourful gallery.
Join us rain or shine. Admission is free.
Bonsor Recreation Complex
6550 Bonsor Avenue
For more information visit burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Festivals-and-Events/The-Chalk-Art-Experience.html
It's the Wonders of Space & Time in San Rafael. I'll be creating a masterpiece in the streets of San Rafael, California. Art happens! all along A & 4th streets.
Italian Street Painting Marin, the community outreach program of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, showcases the fine art of the Madonnari.
This year's exhilarating theme offers infinite possibilities for attendees to experience the past, present and future of our universe, our world and the human experience through the eyes of some of the world’s most talented Madonnari!
For more information visit italianstreetpaintingmarin.org
-:[ July 2018 ]:-
Come join me at Art Camp!
The Hudson Valley Chalk Festival sponsored by Water Street Market supports a 500-year-old street art tradition originating in the streets of Italy. This ephemeral art is a combination of performance art, and fine art.
For more information visit hudsonvalleychalkfestival.com
-:[ August 2o18 ]:-
The 2017 PNW ChalkFest attracted people from all over the Western US. Over 50,000 attended and joined in the art and activities. Artists were given free reign to create whatever they wished. This resulted in a amazing variety of works.
Redmond Town Center provided the perfect location for the artists and the audience to experience the event in a grand style.
The final works became stunning masterpieces that appealed to children and adults of all ages. Join us in August 2018!
For more information visit pnwchalkfest.com
Come see me at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts in Palo Alto, California. It all takes place on Tasso street off University.
Presented by the Palo Alto Weekly, this popular event features more than 60 artists from throughout California, creating works of art in chalk on the pavement along Tasso. Participants begin sketching early Saturday morning and complete their pieces at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information visit mlaproductions.com/PaloAlto/spec-isp.html
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-:[ October 2o18 ]:-
I'm back to create more lovely work in Marietta, Georgia. Right on Atlanta Street and Anderson Street in Marietta Square.
The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is proud to present Chalktoberfest, an exciting combination of their annual Chalk Festival with Marietta's premier Craft Beer Festival.
Enjoy your afternoon sampling craft beers, live music from local artists, watching professional Chalk Artists chalk the streets and eating great food at the beautiful downtown square of Marietta. A great day out for all the family, the Chalk Fest is free to attend. All proceeds go to the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.
For more information visit chalktoberfest.com
-:[ November 2o18 ]:-
Hailed as the most important pavement art event in the world, the International Chalk Festival will run four days, at the Venice Airport Fairgrounds, from November 9 through 12 with the 2018 theme announced GARDEN OF WONDERS "a tribute to the marvels of the natural world and the human imagination."
The festival affords a once-a-year opportunity to become an integral part of the fine art creative process. From start to finish, you can witness the largest gathering of renowned pavement artists perform using the road surface as a canvas to develop oversized masterpieces in chalk.
This performance art form, as we know it today, is thought to have originated in Italy during the 16th century even though people have been making markings on the ground forever. These Italian artists called “Madonnari,” went into remission after the Second World War. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the remaining small number of Madonnari got the recognition they deserved with the start of the International Madonnari Festival in Grazie di Curtatone in Northern Italy.
For more information visit chalkfestival.org