Italian Street Painting Block Adds Vibrant Flourish to the Golden Anniversary Festival!

Lisa Jones is a California artist, event organizer and teacher. This year, with great enthusiasm, Jones is bringing five world renowned artists as well as a participatory Children’s Avenue to debut an Italian Street Painting Block as part of the Golden Anniversary 50th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, September 10-11.

Throughout the two-day festival, California Street (between Castro and Hope) will become the canvas for a talented lineup of Madonnari (street painters) and festival goers will have an opportunity to experience this captivating and vibrant performance art with the cool Castro Street festival vibe as the backdrop.

These professional street painting artists will each create a 10’ x 10’ work of art on the street in chalk pastels – their amazing creations will be works in progress throughout both days of the festival

Come watch this live art exhibition as they bring uniquely original and colorful designs to life right before your eyes!

Additionally, smaller squares and a box of chalk for the children will be available for $10 per square to create their own street painting art.

"We are absolutely thrilled to join your community for this momentous gathering,” said Jones. "We will love being a part of your festival community and helping bring festival goers joy with our art!"

Meet our Amazing Band of Madonnari

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Since 2001, Lisa has organized and participated in street painting events in several locations in California, as well as Utah, Arizona, Florida and Italy.

In 2013 she joined the executive team organizing the Italian Street Painting Marin event, and created a small business, Urban Canvas USA, to facilitate one-day street painting events promoting the art to a broad range of people.

Passionate about art education as well as the fine art of street painting, Lisa is dedicated to enhancing art in communities.

A lifetime student of the art masters, Jones founded MASTERWORKS Kids’ Fine Art Studio (Marin County) in 1997 to encourage children and their parents to explore the universal experience of communicating ideas through visual media.

The program is designed to guide children, starting at 6 years old, through the techniques and mediums employed by not only great artists, both past and present, but also cultural art worldwide.

Fostered by creativity and enthusiasm, the MASTERWORKS students thrive in an educationally inspiring art environment that lays the ground work for art exploration for many years to come.
Joel Yau

Joel Yau

Joel Yau takes his passion for street painting around the world, participating as a featured artist in festivals across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. As a master street painter, Joel applies his extraordinary drafting talent in a large format impressing audiences with stunning portraits and 3-Dimensional designs that come to life and lift right off the ground.

Joel enjoys traveling as boundless inspiration, and gives back to the community through his various artistic pursuits. He has a degree in Illustration and Visual Communication and is an Design Art Director. See more of his work at studioyau.com.
Ann Hefferman

Ann Hefferman

A recent retiree from the UC Santa Barbara Library’s Geospatial Collections, Ann is enjoying more time for her art and music.

Her work tends towards representation of forms in nature, especially botanical subject matter. Ann studied printmaking and artists books at UCSB, graduating in 1980 with a BA in Art Studio/Printmaking Emphasis.

She started street painting with chalk pastels in 1994 at the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival and has traveled throughout the US and internationally to participate in other festivals. Street painting appeals to her for it’s inherent accessibility to the artistic process. Viewers can watch the art evolve towards completion and interact with the artist.

Visit Ann's website at www.annheffermanart.com
Tiffany Manchip

Tiffany Manchip

Working full time on an ambulance in Plumas County CA, Tiffany Manchip also finds great passion in her art and exploring the vast and beautiful outdoors.

Graduating with a BA in Sculpture from CCA in 1998, she also studied illustration and poetry.

Establishing a career painting residential murals, Tiffany ventured out and participated in her first chalk art festival in Marin at the Italian Street Painting Festival in 1995 and was back almost every year after to bring her love of nature onto the streets in chalk.

The last few years, Tiffany has enjoyed participating as a chalk artist at the Atlantis Chalk Art and Music Festival in Reno, NV and continues her heartfelt connection of painting animal portraits on canvas.

Visit Tiffany's website at www.artbytiffany.org
Delphine  Anaya

Delphine  Anaya

Artist/Illustrator – Art Educator – Graphic Designer

Delphine Anaya is a career artist specializing in concept art for animation. She has worked for Disney Interactive, Vivendi/Universal, Mattel Toys, and Hasbro Inc. in transitioning animation to online game art. These days she devotes herself to teaching visual art for high school students and providing mentorship to those who are invested in pursuing a career with visual communication. At present, Delphine continues her artistic career creating graphic designs, murals, and participating year round at street chalk festivals.

Find Delphine on Instagram @delphineanaya11 and visit her website at https://delphine11.wixsite.com/scout2

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival, 50th Anniversary Spectacular

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
"A Festival Like No Other"
Saturday, September 10, 11am-7pm
Sunday, September 11, 10am-6pm
Castro Street, Mountain View, CA