Santa Barbara Chalk Art


Featured Artist — Delphine Louie — I Madonnari 2012. "May It Be That When I Say To A Girl.'Please Let Down Your Jar That I May Have A Drink' & She Says 'Drink And I'll Water Your Camels Too.' Let Her Be The One You Have Chosen." Issac

Featured Artist — Delphine Louie — I Madonnari 2012. “May It Be That When I Say To A Girl. ‘Please Let Down Your Jar That I May Have A Drink’ & She Says ‘Drink And I’ll Water Your Camels Too.’ Let Her Be The One You Have Chosen.” Issac

Every Memorial weekend, artists from throughout California gather at the old Mission to celebrate the honored tradition of street art painting. I have been photographing I Madonnari since 1998 and as always, am amazed as the artists begin with a blank slate consisting of rough asphalt, an assortment of pastel-colored chalk and over the three day weekend turn their squares into amazing works of art.

Enjoy a sampling of the chalk art from 2012 or the entire collection of images from 1998-2012. See you at the Mission!