The Madonnari Festival Puerto Vallarta transforms Puerto Vallarta’s square into an over-sized street easel using pastels on pavement to create vibrant and colorful, large scale images.
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Madonnari art, sometimes referred to as “I Madonnari” began in Italy, hence the use of the letter “I” in the name when done outside of Italy. Originally the artwork was done drawing the image of the Madonna on sidewalks but grew into an international art culture of sidewalk murals and 3D images.
The 2015 Madonnari festival Puerto Vallarta is organized in partnership with the Vallarta Institute of Culture, The Tourism Board, and the Sister City Committee of Puerto Vallarta – Santa Barbara, CA.
Santa Barbara hosts an annual I Madonnari festival which began in 1987 and was one of the first North American cities to participate in the international event. This year’s winner in Puerto Vallarta will receive an all expenses paid trip to Santa Barbara to represent Puerto Vallarta at their Madonnari festival.
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Artist registration will begin Friday, November 20 at 9:00 AM at Plaza de Armas where they will be assigned a spot for their artwork and visitors can stroll and watch the creation of the Madonnari live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Awards will be presented on Sunday, November 22, at 11:00 AM. The judges will be international judges and professional Madonnari artists.