5th & A Streets, San Rafael, CA
San Rafael, California 94901

At the Mission San Rafael Arcangel, hundreds of Madonnari (street painters) transform the streets of San Rafael into a color-splashed gallery for 60,000 visitors each year. Using chalk as the medium and asphalt as the canvas, artists create over 200 images in various styles and sizes. This feast for the eyes is complimented by entertainment on 2 stages and a wide variety of Italian fare.

Youth in Arts showcases some of the world’s most talented Madonnari in this captivating and unique performance art. Imported from Italy, the tradition of street painting has discovered its place in the United States and the Youth in Arts festival is renowned as one of the finest street painting festivals in the world.

It's FREE to the public! Come bring the whole family!

Official Website: http://youthinarts.org

Added by Joel_y on May 31, 2007



See you all at the most festive Street Painting 'chalk' Festival in Northern California!


Ahh, this is only 2 blocks away from my house, usually some really good paintings.