Photos: La Bella Strada Street Painting Festival in Del Ray!

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La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 

Alexandria, VA – The streets of Del Ray came to life on Saturday, May 11! Dozens of entrants created chalk masterpieces along Mount Vernon Ave. in the annual La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival – only for it to all be washed away by afternoon rain!

Still, it was beautiful while it lasted. Here are some of our favorite pieces from the day, which by the way, was the same day of the annual Tot Rock Fest, which featured the Rainbow Rock Band and a number of local bands trained by the Del Ray School of Music.

Enjoy the photos! 

La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 
Abby Moon (right) and Ella Schneider of “Kasa” play at the Tot Rock Fest in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Gabriel Suarez, 2, get his face painted by Andrea Klores on Mount Vernon Ave., May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 
Lola Capps, a chiropractor at Chrysalis in Del Ray, with her piece, “The Thought Tree” at La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 
It’s the fourth year in a row that Ben Wood has created chalk art along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray. (Photo by James Cullum)
Kennedy O’Connell lies down for a picture from her mother Emily and brother Chase along Mount Vernon Ave., May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Steve Beggs recreates a pre-World War I piece by Wassily Kandinski on Mount Vernon Ave., May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 
La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 
Nicole Flaig with her 3D piece at La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 
Lisa Michelle at La Bella Strada: An Italian Street Painting Festival along Mount Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, May 11, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum) 

 

 

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