When the Santa Barbara Mission was dedicated on the feast of Saint Barbara in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans, this location was chosen because it allowed a clear view of this ships coming into the harbor. Today, from the steps of the mission built in 1820, the only thing that can be seen coming from miles around are hoards of crunchy-granola and hipster couples with their children in $800 strollers. Here, at the IMadonnari Festival, you, too, can spend $12 for your own personal small person to create his or her own non-professional looking chalk drawing art square in the back parking lot. If you're lucky, he or she will also manage to ruin a perfectly acceptable pair of pants in the process.
|Example Chalk Drawing|
|Featured Artist Triptych in Progress - The Virgin of Guadalupe|