Street Painting Festival: Children’s Art

I previously wrote about our wonderful, inspirational Italian Street Painting Festival, a tradition begun in 16th century Italy, with that era’s street painters, the madonnari. That festival has a whole section dedicated to the art of children (madonnarini?) — anyone old enough to hold a piece of chalk.


Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman

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10 Responses to Street Painting Festival: Children’s Art

  1. Nice idea!!!! I Madonnarini..wow! Cute! :)

  2. Wow, this is amazing!! Really beautiful, like a quilt on pavement.

    • Hello Marghanita, CollaborationConv., Mamma C, and Lindsey-Willowluna! I’m so glad you all visited, some for the first time. Thank you for your great enthusiasm for this joyous art. I’ve been going to the festival for many years and am always inspired by it. We usually have some kind of chalk drawing in front of our house — we are blessed (for that purpose anyway) with a long cement wall and a good asphalt driveway!

      Mamma C, I’m glad to know first-hand that I didn’t mangle the Italian too badly. Collaboration, I’ve seen your blog before and am grateful that you’re writing such important things about empathy. Lindsey, I also thought of the art squares as a beautiful, colorful quilt! Marghanita, thanks for your continued enthusiasm for all things natural and artistic. Have a great weekend, all.

  3. that is so beautiful. i love the intense chalk colors on the dark pavement!

    • Hi Denise! Thanks for stopping by! It’s great to see you. Yes, the intense colors are wonderful. They were so vivid and expressive in person, I’m really glad that came through in the photos.

  4. I LOVE these pictures. So glad to have found these. Hope you don’t mind, but I posted a few of them and a link to your blog on my website. It’s for the Atlanta Taskforce on Play at http://www.PlayAtlanta.org. Looking forward to digging into this website.

  5. Hi Starving Student Survivor! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. One of the great things about blogging is that I get to learn about all the wonderful things other people are doing. Your blog is terrific and has a lot of great information.

    Hi Cynthia! Thanks so much for coming by. It’s also great to learn about your wonderful work at Play Atlanta, which ties into my love of and belief in play and my work at Children & Nature Network. I’m so glad you like the pictures — thanks for linking and crediting — and look forward to further connection.

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