11/20/09 – 11/22/09 – Modonarro Street Painting Festival

by October 30, 2009 • 8 comments
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Last year’s Modonarro Street Painting Festival was a huge success with its first year ever in Pier Park.  This year the festival will be held at same place in Pier Park and will feature local artists from all disciplines showing off their awesome street painting skills.

Street painting has been popular all throughout Europe since the 16th century.  Street painters in Italy were known as madonnari because they often created pictures representing The Madonna, one of the central icons of Christianity.

Madonnari were nomad artists who traveled from town to town, festivity to festivity to cover the streets with their art.  Historically, using bits of broken roof tiles, charcoal and chalk, the artists would paint images, sometimes larger than life that would wash away at the first rain.  When the festivities were over, the artists and paintings would vanish.

Today, “street-artists” use varying shades of chalk to depict their creations and several forms of media, including digital photography, video and blogs to share their work with the world.

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1 Troy November 3, 2009 at 9:33 am

So, when is it?


2 Troy November 3, 2009 at 9:34 am

Nevermind, totally didn’t read the Title. haha


3 Lauren wilson November 4, 2009 at 10:17 am



4 little lady November 10, 2009 at 10:33 am

I loved it last year, and can’t wait for it this year.


5 Jeff Phillips November 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I hope we have good weather for this. I can’t wait to get photos. I think Lauren said it best, “AWESOMEness”.


6 Jennifer November 11, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Do you have more pictures? Would love to see all!


7 Jeff Phillips November 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

With a forecast 90% chance of rain tomorrow, sadly I don’t think we will be able to witness the AWESOMEness at Pier Park. Is there an alternate indoor location (realizes that this is just wishful thinking)?


8 Julio Paguada November 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm

is there a schedule for the event?