Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
 
  italian street painting expo
   
 
   
   
 

Artists take to the streets for the 12th year, as the Italian Street Painting Expo returns to delight and amaze festival visitors on August 23 and 24.
 
Presented by the Palo Alto Weekly, this popular event features more than 60 artists from throughout California, creating works of art in chalk on the pavement along Tasso.  Participants begin sketching early Saturday morning and complete their pieces at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Festival-goers gather all weekend to watch this fascinating live-art demonstration. Street painting's long and rich history originated in 16th-century Italy. It soon spread across Europe and by 1890, some 500 Londoners were fulltime pavement artists.
 
The festival's chalk-paintings range in size from 4-by-6 feet to 12-by-12 feet, with subjects varying from familiar classical masterpieces and dazzling 3D art to original abstract designs. Past street paintings have included high-tech subjects, Botticelli angels and Maurice Sendak illustrations.
 
Sponsorship sales of the spaces benefit Youth Community Service. Proceeds raised from this fundraising effort help to bring awareness to programs such as leadership opportunities for young people and service-learning projects throughout the Bay Area.
 
A kids' chalk-a-lot area also gives children under the age of 12 the chance to participate in the street-painting event by creating their own 2-by-2-foot artwork for a minimal fee.
 
Don’t miss these fantastic street canvases before they're washed away Sunday night!

If you would like request an application to be a participant in next year's Italian Street Painting Expo, click Italian Street Painting application.

Thank you sponsors!

Thanks to the generosity of these sponsors, proceeds will support service-learning and leadership programs during the summer and school year. Particular thanks go to Stanford Shopping Center for the Chalk-a-lot event, University Arts for artist's chalk, Whole Foods for artist's lunches.

We also thank Anne & Greg Avis, Al & JoAnn Russell, Elaine & Eric Hahn, Leif Erickson, Barbara & Michael Klausner, Palo Alto University Rotary, Cindy & Peter Ziebelman, Edenbridge Homes, Presidio Bank, Wayne Renshaw Architect, Gunn@YourService parent boosters, Cheryl Renshaw Landscape Design, Camille Townsend, the Blanchard Family, Palo Alto Community Child Care, Shinnyo-en, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Environmental Volunteers, Palo Alto Developmental Assets Initiative, Verizon #MoreNorCal, Drawn2Art, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, TNT Inc CPA's, Barb & Fred Mitchell, and the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.

Participating Artists and their Artwork

RAY AKAMATSU
6' x 4'
Hokusai Katsushika's
"Red Fuji"

LORI ANTOINETTE
9' x 12'
Untitled
ATHENA BALISTRERI &
DIANA ROBERTS

9' x 12'
Sleeping Beauty Poster

ERIN TAJIME CASTELAN
12' x 12'
Quill
       
MADISON CLELL
6' x 8'
Frog Aurora
JEAN CRILLY
4' x 6'
Cat & Popsicle
NINH DAM
6' x 8'
Music-Guitar Girl
DRAWN2ART (ROBIN SULIC)
8' x 6'
Dragon2Art
       
MATTHEW GALLELLI
9' x 12'
Children of India
TIFFANY GARZA
6' x 8'
Belle from
"Beauty & the Beast"

TONIE GARZA
12' x 12'
The Good Shepherd
with the Black Sheep

ARIANA HOYT &
MARISA LANDICHO
6' x 4'
How to Train Your Dragon
       
CYNDI KOSTYLO
12' x 12'
Stephen Bennett's
"Goat Lady"
CECELIA LINAYAO
12' x 12'
Maya Angelou
ANH-THU LUU
8' x 6'
Lilo & Stitch

ELLA MERNYK
6' x 8'
Magritte's
"Son of Man"
       
MERCEDES MOLLOY
6' x 4'
Untitled
SHARYN NAMNATH &
ANDREA JOHNSTON
12' x 12'
Green Heron &
Metallic Starlings
HIEN NGUYEN
12' x 12'
Vladimir Tretchikoff's
"Lady of the Orient"
VIVIAN NGUYEN
4' x 6'
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

       
LURY NORRIS
6' x 8'
Nickilroy's
"The World in Your Eyes"
CHRISTINE PASADIS
12' x 12'
Jurek Zamoyski's
"Ocelot"
DINIANA PIEKUTOWSKI
8' x 6'
Untitled
CHERYL & WAYNE RENSHAW
12' x 12'
Tiger Trap

       
VICKI RICHTMAN
12' x 12'
Labs & Turtle
RAZIAH ROUSHAN
9' x 12'
Vance Kovacs'
"Druid"

JOLENE RUSSELL &
CALENE LUCZO
12' x 12'
Untitled

HOLLY LYNN SCHINELLER
12' x 12'
Homage to & Inspired by
Martin Johnson Heade
       
HUNTER SCHINELLER
4' x 6'
Lorax Tribute
DAVID SEBASTIAN
4' x 6'
Untitled

EMILY WEIR
6' x 4'
Tiger

MARLON YANES
12' x 12'
Eduardo Kobra's
"Old Man"
       
     
AMANDA ZUNINO
6' x 8'
Norman Rockwell's
"Before the Date"




 
       

Participating Artists' Assistants

Eliza Ackroyd • Eric Chang • Michelia Dam • Jacque Keith Dubois • Jillian Eittreim • Jessica Fowler • Michelle Fowler
Rafael Garza • Joe Gianbron • Victor Ha • Sacha Hanigan • Sasha Harrison • Julie Ho • Darin Hoagland
Maya Kratzer • Brian Maus • Chelsea Richtman • Veronica Sierra • Vici Varghese • Olivia Zunino

   
 
Presenting Sponsor
Community Beneficiary