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Street Art Festival -
3rd Saturday in September
Using chalk as the medium and asphalt as the canvas, artists transform the streets of the downtown square in Highland, Illinois into a temporary outdoor museum the 3rd Saturday in September.
Although street painting is fairly new to this part of the country, it has a long tradition in Europe and is thought to have originated in Italy during the 16th century. In Italy, street painters are called madonnari after their practice of reproducing images of the Madonna (St. Mary). They were known for a life of travel between festivals and were true folk artists, reproducing simple images with minimal materials.
To learn more about Highland's Street Art Festival please follow this link.