Honor an artist today and their contribution to society. It is after all- International Artist Day!
The international Artists Day website has ideas for celebrating and promotion the day. Here is an article pulled from the International Artist Day site
October 25th has been selected to honor artists and their contributions to humanity. It is not coincidental that this is also Picassos’ birthday, one of the most influential artists of all time. Artists have been the chroniclers of history for as long as humans have walked the earth. Artists are a largely ignored group, however the undercurrents of their influence is felt in everyones’ life.
Art is the backbone of everything we use and see that is man made yet the artist behind the scenes is seldom recognized. Cultures are defined by their art, yet we take for granted these unsung divas of art.Everyone can participate on this day in many ways:
1.Visit a gallery and explain why you’re there.
2.Purchase a piece of art to support an artist.
3.Visit an artist studio.
4.Take an artist to lunch and explore their world.
5.Come up with your own ideas to participate.
This is a grassroots campaign that has gathered momentum around the globe. You won’t find a Hallmark card for this auspicious day, it is celebrated amongst the artist community and those quiet souls who support and love the arts. Visit the website dedicated to this day, or find your own way to celebrate with artists around the globe. IAD is being celebrated in many countries such as Australia, Poland, Denmark, Mexico, United States, Canada and England. We wish to include more areas as the awareness increases of this special day.
Thank You. Fernando Tames Mexico, Marilyn Hurst Canada
I’m curious- How are you celebrating this day. Comment below- send us a link to your work and website. Comment on an artist’s work that you love.