Since 1981. The backbone of the festival and the key to its success are the three hundred fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. These exhibitors are the reason why this festival attracts such a high percentage of fine artists and crafters whose work you'll see only at a few select shows on the West Coast. Always a crowd- pleaser, the Italian Street Painting Expo will again offer fifty chalk artists creating larger-than-life works of art all weekend long on Tasso Street. Children will enjoy the ever-popular Kids' Art Studio too. Then sample some of the great gourmet food, fine wines or micro-brews and enjoy the street and stage entertainment throughout.