Happy New Year from Wendy and I at Blog Now on streetpainting.tv! We are very excited about 2013 in terms of the festivals and events for the street painting community and are sharing what we are seeing. stay tuned on developments for these festivals, events, and sharing of pictures from our experiences over the years.
We are particularly happy to see the return of one of our favorite street painting festivals, albeit in a new form - The festival is now Italian Street Painting Marin, scheduled for June 29th and 30th, 2013, led by Festival Director Sue Carlomagno! As a historical note, it is at the former Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival in which I street painted for the very first time in 2001, and we see where that has led as a street painting artist! Again very happy to see these developments and hope to be sharing more about the Festival with our readers during 2013!
The Fourth Street Painting Festival in Toulon, France will be on May 25th and 26th, 2013 at the Place D'Armes. Blog Now encourages the public in these locations to stop by and experience the beauty and artistic challenge that is street painting, and of course to pin what you see on our new pinterest site coming on line next week. And of course visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
And a look back at some Festivals in 2012...
Madonnari from Mexico posing by the street painting created by Juandres Vera (in red) during Grazie 2012.
Festival Director of Festival Bella Via, Rosy Loyola poses with Grazie Award Winner Cesar Paredes from Peru. Judges from Grazie look on.
Festival Bella Via:
...Street painting at the top of the mountain the challenge of opening a new cultural space, can be said that it was a challenge to overcome. Street painting between the Sun and the clouds, framed by the Sierra Madre, the Cerro de las Mitras, the Cerro del Topo and our flagship Cerro de la Silla. It has been a unique experience, and perhaps even repeatable.
This experience, Festival Bella Via, reaffirms as a cultural gesture, and socially strengthens as a formative activity, and service vocation to the citizen.
During the two days of the realization, we were visited by around 20,000 spectators, who came to live the already traditional ephemeral art of the FBV. To the beating of drums, and our flag (Mexico) hoisted, the soil of the Esplanade from the viewpoint of the bishopric, was covered with art centenary art madonnari...
'At the top of the mountain' ...
Sarasota Chalk Festival:
Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum are Bloggers and Founders of Innovative Street Painting Group, a street painting art media and entertainment company encompassing street painting festivals, events, exhibitions and launches utilizing traditional street painting art and emerging technologies such as augmented reality and figurative animation. Cappetto is an internationally recognized 3D chalk artist with emerging technologies traveling worldwide creating his art for advertising, public relations, branding, and exhibition clients.