When I took Lollipop Pop and her cousin to Santa Barbara to visit Westmont College, our guide mentioned the Santa Barbara Mission.
She said that the I Madonnari Festival had taken place the previous weekend and that the chalk art would still be visible.
While we did not have time to visit that day, the following week, the girls and I had already planned a trip to the Mission .
Lo an behold, the art was still there!
From what I gather, the public...individuals and businesses, sponsor a square, artists create and the monies benefit children in the area.
The gifts that the artists possess is mind boggling.
The precision and detail in each square is amazing.
What a treat to be able to experience such creativity and talent.