Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, event photos

September 15, 2012

Madonnari, or street painters, transformed San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza. Artists used pastels on pavement to create hundreds of vibrant and colorful, large-scale images on Sept. 8 and 9. The annual festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program.

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If you would like to buy a high-resolution print of any of these photos, aside from those of the performers, contact photographer Dennis Eamon Young at (805) 540-1271 or See more of the photographer’s work at