World’s Largest Street Painting Festival with over 600 artists! Free and Open to the Public
This Father’s Day Weekend marks the 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at The Paseo. Over 600 skilled chalk artists from all over the world come together to celebrate the unique art form. The festival offers visitors an opportunity to experience art on Paseo Colorado’s famous plaza for free.
The Pasadena Chalk Festival places over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalks in the hands of hundreds of Madonnari (Italian for street painter) to spend the weekend creating spectacular murals on concrete canvases throughout the shopping plaza that stretches over three city blocks. Many artistic styles are represented in the Pasadena Chalk Festival: classical, contemporary, whimsical, socially relevant. Teams and Individual artists represent schools, creative companies, cultural organizations and artistic families.