I attended the most recent Via dei Colori festival. I always do because I love it, but I can’t understand why the city washes it off so quickly. The slowest artists are barely done when their work is scrubbed away. No wonder the quality seems to have gone down recently. If I were this type of artist, I would not want to go through all that hard work for so little time, and I would not return.
San Luis Obispo claims it cares about art, but it is the only place I know that behaves like this. It’s certainly not the case in Europe!
Please, SLO, support this festival. The pieces are beautiful. Keep them at least another day. If you are afraid of accidents, just keep the street closed a day longer and leave the pictures on the plaza alone. They’ll fade away with time. Thank you.