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.
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
I Madonnari Street painting Festival 2014
Hummingbird and Pride of Madeira in Bloom