Every Memorial weekend, artists from throughout California gather at the old Mission to celebrate the honored tradition of street art painting. I have been photographing I Madonnari since 1998 and as always, am amazed as the artists begin with a blank slate consisting of rough asphalt, an assortment of pastel-colored chalk and over the three day weekend turn their squares into amazing works of art.

Enjoy a sampling of the chalk art from 2012 or the entire collection of images from 1998-2012. See you at the Mission!