Art Festival Season

dolce_far_niente.jpgThe Pastel Journal’s August issue will be featuring California artist Jane Portaluppi Durand, a renowned street painter whose larger-than-life re-created masterpieces have adorned pavements across the world. The artist (pictured here creating her street version of John William Godward’s Dolce Far Niente) first began street painting in The I Madonnari Festival in Santa Barbara, an annual event that happens to be taking place this Memorial Day weekend. Click here to see some of Portaluppi’s other street creations.

Looking at the article this morning got me thinking about art festivals of all kind, and how they seem to complete a spring or summer weekend. Check out and’s schedules for festivals near you in the next couple of months.

photo: Joseph Tedesco

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