Dozens of Artists Make Puerto Vallarta Sidewalks Their Easels
Madonnari, or street painters, transformed the square using pastels on pavement to create vibrant and colorful, large scale images.
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 event in Puerto Vallarta was 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 Madonnari festival which began in 1987 and was one of the first North American cities to participate.
The artwork in Puerto Vallarta was presented in three categories; Children 5-12 years old, Youth 13-18 years old, and Adults over 18. Artists were free to choose their art subject.
You may be interested
Association of Medical Cannabis receives Mexico Government approvalVallarta Daily News - Aug 16, 2017
The Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) has authorized the creation of the Mexican Association of Medical Cannabis,…
New Godzilla movie being filmed in Mexico City this weekVallarta Daily News - Aug 16, 2017
Mexico City continues to be the target of international filmmakers to use capital as the background in their films. This…
National Playa Guayabitos Volleyball Festival 2017Vallarta Daily News - Aug 16, 2017
Rincón de Guayabitos is getting ready to host the V National Playa Guayabitos Youth Beach Volleyball Festival 2017—the first of…