They say that art is a form of self-expression. Many believe that there is an artist in all of us, no matter how many times we say that doodling is not an art. Since there are many special days that people celebrate every year, having a World Art Day seems to be pretty logical and fun too. World Arts Day is for artists, artists at heart and those who appreciate art too.

World Art Day 2017

World Art Day 2017 happens on Saturday, April 15.

World Art Day is celebrated every 15th of April.

World Art Day Origin

World Art Day was declared by the International Association of Art to be celebrated on April 15, which happens to be the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, considered to be one of the greatest artists and thinkers of all time. It was at the 17th General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara when the decision was unanimously agreed upon.

World Art Day was first celebrated on April 15, 2012 as a day for artists and art lovers.

World Art Day Celebration

  • Many art galleries and museums celebrate World Art Day by giving free tours, workshops and viewing during World Art Day.
  • In schools, World Art Day is commonly celebrated through show and tell and exhibits of the art works of students.
  • Local chapters of the International Association of Art also have their own ways of celebrating World Art Day through gatherings, seminars and free public access events to promote art.
  • Families with young children can celebrate World Art Day by having an art party at home, making edible art or a mini exhibit for parents and children to enjoy.
  • Through the internet, it is easier to show love for art by sharing about the life and works of various artists old and new in social media.

World Art Day Facts

  • World Art Day is a new special day that in 2015 it was  only 3 years old.
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday was chosen to be celebration date for World Art Day because da Vinci is one of the few artists that transcend various media and forms of art expression.

World Art Day 2018

World Art Day 2018 will be Sunday, April 15.

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