Friday, April 13, 2012

The Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival

On San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue, April 14 and 15 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival is free and open to public.

"Featured will be eight of Southern California's most talented street painters bringing art to life on asphalt and concrete. They include Chris Brake, Gus Moran, Juan Manuel Ramal, Lury Norris, Nick Gonzalez, Randall Williams, Ruth Villa and Theresa Knopf Morgan. Artists will be creating ephemeral masterpieces all weekend long, and the finished 10 foot by 10 foot paintings will be ready for viewing Sunday afternoon (April 15). It is an inspiring and enlightening experience to watch these artists painstakingly apply layers of color to create works of art on city streets.
Street painting is the act of creating visual art on paved urban surfaces using non-permanent materials such as chalk and soft pastels. Sometimes called Madonarii, it is an art form dating to the Italian Renaissance when itinerant street artists often created images of the Madonna. Today's street painters treat a variety of subjects, from classical paintings to abstract art and their own creations. The public is invited to stop by and enjoy this ancient tradition.
There will also be 90 regional artists displaying thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs as well as an astonishing array of jewelry, fine glass, ceramics and woodwork -- with everything made by hand."