Art, Chalk, Creativity

By on May 22, 2013 in Giving

At Santa Barbara MissionSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The popular I’Madonnari Street Painting Festival brings more than 25,000 people to Mission Santa Barbara each Memorial Day Weekend to view amazing art – temporarily presented on asphalt in chalk, but as dramatic as paintings you might see in any museum. This year’s fun will take place May 25-27, so mark your calendars.

Not only is the weekend an amazing period of frenzied creativity and chalk dust on the artists’ clothes, but all the proceeds go to benefit a great local program, the Children’s Creative Project, which helps return arts programming and education to Central California’s budget strapped schools.

Yardi is a sponsor of the event and  also a sponsor of the Children’s Creative Project, which has helped bring in school visual and performing arts education to more than 50,000 students at 100 school campuses.

Students participate in the chalk art creation, working alongside talented professional artists, amateurs, and volunteers.

Watch a cool time lapse video of the 2012 festival from start to finish:

(Video created by Michael Brown Photography).

Want to check out this year’s event? Visit the I’Madonnari website.