Bella Vita transforms asphalt to art

Sep 12, 2023 320

BY: Curt Brooker

Bella Vita Fest, produced by the ArtWalk San Diego team, has been at the drawing table since 2018. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend October 21st and 22nd, in San Diego's Little Italy.

October is Italian Heritage month, and Bella Vita Fest celebrates the tradition of street painting which originated in 16th century Italy with wayfaring artists who wandered into the Renaissance cities, hoping to be commissioned to create within the hollowed cathedrals.

When the work was done, the artist would often recreate paintings of the Madonna onto the pavement, becoming known as I Madonnari. The festival promises a unique experience for all attendees, with more than fifty chalk artists depicting Italian themes all created live before your eyes on the pavement. 

Treat yourself to over twenty-two delicious imported Italian wines, enjoy live music with an Italian flair, and of course, partake in the multiple and memorable food options.

SOURCE: Little Italy Association of San Diego

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