2015 Santa Barbara I Madonnari Street Painting Festival
Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. Santa Barbara I Madonnari is proud to be the first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from their sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. 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.
In this video, Father Larry Gosselin is talking about his friendship with Guy de Mangeon aka The Berry Man.