Italian Street Painting Returns to San Rafael, CA 94901: June 29 & 30 2013

Posted by Hilary Davis on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 8:17am.

Italian Street Painting Returns to San Rafael, CA 94901: June 29 & 30 2013

I am thrilled that it is back as Italian Street Paining Marin.

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The Italian street painting festival returns to San Rafael this weekend June 29th & 30th (10-6 p.m.) after being gone for two years. A few blocks in downtown San Rafael will be shut down and freshly paved so artists from all over the world can partake in the 16th century art form Madonnari-chalk street painting.

I have been coming every year to view the amazing artwork that graces the streets for just a few short days. The amount of talent is staggering! In fact it is hard to believe that in a matter of hours under the hot sun such impressive masterpieces are created.  It used to be a free event, but due to costs it had to shut down for two years and now it is a paid event ($5 per person, 12 and under are free)-purchase your ticket at 4th & A Street, 5th & B Street, or 5th & Court Street.  

There is even a portion of the street dedicated to young artists (2-12 years old).  For $10 per square your child can design their own masterpiece in a 2'x2' square. This is so much fun to watch.

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Like any good festival there will be food and live music.

By Monday at 4 p.m. the streets will be washed off and reopened for normal traffic.  So come on down to San Rafael this weekend and enjoy an art show that won't disappoint!

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