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Little Italy Madonnari Art Festival

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September 30, 2016 - October 02, 2016

This weekend the streets of Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood come alive with color, beauty and tradition as 50 visual artists bring their chalk art talents to South High and Stiles Streets. The inspiration for this exciting event – the art of street painting – comes from Italy, in a tradition that dates back to the 16th century. Historically, madonnari were wandering artists who travelled from village to village to create paintings at festivals and on holy days to earn a living. Many of the artists depicted religious images in their work, thus earning their name. The three-day event will also feature Italian food, wine, music, theater and dance, with events taking place both outdoors and indoors.

Event Details

Event Category
  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Free
  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • LGBT
  • Multicultural
  • Out & About
General Information
  • Family-friendly


Little Italy
Baltimore, MD 21202
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