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Italian Street Painting

Prepare to be amazed and watch the streets come alive

Lisa Jones is a California artist, event organizer, and teacher. This year, with great enthusiasm, Jones is bringing back five world-renowned artists to the Italian Street Painting Block as part of the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival.

Throughout the two-day festival, California Street (between Castro and Hope) will become the canvas for a talented lineup of Madonnari (street painters) and festivalgoers will have an opportunity to experience this captivating and vibrant performance art with the cool Castro Street festival vibe as the backdrop.

These professional street painting artists will each create a 10’ x 10’ work of art on the street in chalk pastels – their amazing creations will be works in progress throughout both days of the festival

Additionally, smaller squares and a box of chalk for the children will be available for $10 per square to create their own street painting art.

Meet the Artists

Lisa Jones

Since 2001, Lisa has organized and participated in street painting events in several locations in California, as well as Utah, Arizona, Florida and Italy.

In 2013 she joined the executive team organizing the Italian Street Painting Marin event, and created a small business, Urban Canvas USA, to facilitate one-day street painting events promoting the art to a broad range of people.

Passionate about art education as well as the fine art of street painting, Lisa is dedicated to enhancing art in communities.



Joel Yau

Joel Yau takes his passion for street painting around the world, participating as a featured artist in festivals across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. As a master street painter, Joel applies his extraordinary drafting talent in a large format impressing audiences with stunning portraits and 3-Dimensional designs that come to life and lift right off the ground.

Joel enjoys traveling as boundless inspiration, and gives back to the community through his various artistic pursuits. He has a degree in Illustration and Visual Communication and is an Design Art Director. See more of his work at


Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw

Wayne and Cheryl are a husband and wife team of street painters from Santa Clara. By day, Wayne works as a commercial architect and Cheryl is a landscape designer and gardener at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. They have been pursuing street painting since the year 2000 (and hope one day to catch up to it). Not only does it give them an excuse to play in the street, it has also allowed them to share their artwork publicly. The two design and paint about a dozen original paintings a year at festivals throughout North America.

Despite having worked together on street paintings for more than 20 years, Wayne and Cheryl have yet to run out of chalk or painting ideas. Their skills are different and complement each other; this has allowed them to work on larger and more technically difficult paintings. Their style tends towards three-dimensional photo realism with a touch of whimsy, often interactive, allowing the visitor to become part of the image’s story.

Visit Wayne and Cheryl’s website at

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Tiffany Manchip

Working full time on an ambulance in Plumas County CA, Tiffany Manchip also finds great passion in her art and exploring the vast and beautiful outdoors.

Graduating with a BA in Sculpture from CCA in 1998, she also studied illustration and poetry.

Establishing a career painting residential murals, Tiffany ventured out and participated in her first chalk art festival in Marin at the Italian Street Painting Festival in 1995 and was back almost every year after to bring her love of nature onto the streets in chalk.

The last few years, Tiffany has enjoyed participating as a chalk artist at the Atlantis Chalk Art and Music Festival in Reno, NV and continues her heartfelt connection of painting animal portraits on canvas.

Visit Tiffany's website at


Joe Mandrick

San Jose based artist Joe Mandrick (Land and Sky Fine Art) works primarily in landscape scenes using both acrylic and chalk pastel mediums. Originally from the Midwestern USA, he moved to the San Jose bay area in 2006. His artwork often incorporates Midwestern scenery with California landscapes to create a unique fusion of the two. The chalk murals he creates are made in the same impressionist style as his canvas-based paintings with bold and dramatic color palettes.

Visit Joe's website at:

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