Italian Street Painting Marin

Events page banner CREDITS: artist, Cuong Nguyen: photo, Joy Phoenix


Italian Street Painting Marin, the community outreach program of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, showcases the fine art of the Madonnari.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the summer that changed the world, 1967! Italian Street Painting Marin is excited to celebrate this far-out occasion through the captivating art of street painting and music June 24-25 with Summer of Love: An Art & Music Experience!

Tickets are now available for our Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience event on June 24-25!  Purchase your tickets at

Event Hours:
Saturday, June 24, 2017: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Admission Details:
Children ages 12 and under:  FREE!
Adult 1-Day Ticket:  $10.00
Adult 2-Day Ticket:  $15.00
Flower Children’s Avenue & Adult Admission:  $15.00 – Purchase one Flower Children’s Avenue Square and receive 50% off one Adult, 1-Day Ticket

The Art

Over 100 renowned Madonnari (street painters) from across the United States will come together over art – transforming the streets into an awe-inspiring quilt of talent, color, and local history.

Journeying back to the era of peace and love, much of this year’s artwork will pay homage to the Summer of Love theme and focus on the cultural revolution that started in the San Francisco Bay Area, changing art, music, and the direction of the country forever.

Lending even more of a psychedelic-flair to the event, attendees will have the chance to meet legendary artist Stanley Mouse from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm each day, and view an exhibition of his iconic Rock and Roll posters. Purchase your choice of poster and have Stanley sign it for a small fee! A portion of poster and gallery proceeds will be donated to Italian Street Painting Marin. Credit cards will be accepted.

The inspiring artwork created by the winners of EveryLife Foundation for Rare DiseasesRare Artist contest will be on display in the Rare Artist Gallery.


The Music

The songs from the summer of 1967 are some of the most iconic and influential in the history of music, and you can hear them live at Italian Street Painting Marin’s event! To get attendees groovin’ top musical hits from the era will be performed Saturday and Sunday on the main stage from very talented musicians from across the state. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Line-Up currently includes:



The Sugarloafers

10:45–11:45 am
"The Sugarloafers are an acoustic duo…who perform a wide variety of songs from Americana to classic favorites."


Moonlight Rodeo

Noon–1:00 pm 
"Moonlight Rodeo features veteran Bay Area musicians, performing a mix of original Americana music and classic psychedelic songs from the 60’s."


Otilia Donaire

1:15–2:45 pm
"… Otilia Donaire came onto the California music scene in 2009, and has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences ever since."


San Francisco Airship

3:00–4:00 pm
"San Francisco Airship brings that wonderful Summer of Love back to life for every person that is looking for that lost feeling or memory."


David Laflamme Presents the Music of It's a Beautiful Day

4:15–5:15 pm
"The band performs the music of It's A Beautiful Day along with newer original material, moving effortlessly from an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz, from psychedelic to straight-on rock & roll."




5:30–6:30 pm  |  7:00–8:00 pm
"Aquarius isn't a band, it's a musical time machine that tells the story of the 60's through unforgettable performances recreating the best and most influential artists…"



Shakey Zimmerman

11:00 am–1:00 pm
"Shakey Zimmerman packs the powerhouse and iconic songs of legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young."


Ruckatan Latin Tribe

1:15–3:15 pm
"It’s a Celebration of Life and Original Music."



3:30–4:30 pm  |  5:00–6:00 pm
"Aquarius delivers a memorable and energetic event, with colorful costumes and unforgettable performances."


The final music performance schedule is subject to change.


Bring the Kids!

The youngest of art fans, aged 2-12 will enjoy “Flower” Children’s Avenue where they can design their own 2’ x 2’ street painting, and receive a box of chalk pastels to take home. (Fee $10.)

Image of a child street painter

Photo by: Joan Moir

All of those young at heart will enjoy beloved beagle, Snoopy, who will be onsite to mingle, hand out ISPM love beads and take photos. Receive a special bookmark to share your special Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience memories on social media!

For information on joining our sponsor, artist or volunteer family email us or call 415.884.2423.

San Rafael Event Information

  • Directions to ISPM San Rafael Event
  • Go green with our complimentary valet bike parking!
  • Parking available at all City of San Rafael parking lots, garages and metered street parking, and it is free on Sunday!
  • No dogs. Although we love them too, no dogs are permitted at the event per City of San Rafael Municipal Code Ordinance 6.10.040.
  • No smoking is permitted at the event per City of San Rafael Municiple Code Ordinance 1908.

Italian Street Painting Marin Special Events

Looking for a creative and unique way to market your business, or celebrate a special occasion? Italian Street Painting Marin can provide street painting performances at a variety of venues! If you are interested in hosting a master Madonnaro or two, contact us for more information.


The art is temporary, the experience a memory...forever

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