Children’s Creative Project

Project Description: Jennifer LeMay, assisted by Jessie Altstatt, created the featured street painting at the 2009 Santa Barbara Street Painting Festival. The painting (12 x 16 feet) was created at the base of the SB Mission steps, and depicted underwater ocean life in the Santa Barbara Channel. The annual I Madonnari Street Painting Festival is a fundraiser for the Children’s Creative Project (CCP), a division of Santa Barbara County Education Office. The painting was printed on posters, t-shirts and greeting cards, which are sold at subsequent festivals to benefit the CCP.

A festival is only one of the many venues featuring street paintings. Commissioning this unique artwork is a great way to bring creativity to many types of outdoor events, and is becoming more popular with nonprofits and businesses alike for attracting audiences.

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The festival is held every Memorial Day weekend, and attracts nearly 30,000 visitors to the Santa Barbara Mission. Below are some photos and a video of a few of Jennifer’s street paintings from past festivals.

I Madonnari Street Painting Festival 2010

Raphael’s St. Catherine of Alexandria

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I Madonnari Street painting Festival 2014

Hummingbird and Pride of Madeira in Bloom

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