Happy Art Day!
Artists for A Better World International member, Becky Mate, founded an international holiday for the Arts in 1998, aptly called World Art Day.
This holiday falls annually on the 15th of April, the same day as the birth of world-famous artist, Leonardo da Vinci (1452).
Leonardo da Vinci’s areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany and more. He is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time, with two of his most widely known works including Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
World Art Day is the perfect time to celebrate creativity and bring joy to others:
- Draw a picture
- Compose a song
- Write a poem or story
- Create and send Mail Art
- Have a party!
- Additionally, give a card, photo, music CD, poem, story or anything creative to someone else.
In short, World Art Day is about bringing a smile to others and forwarding the concept of creating a better world through aesthetics.
Although World Art Day was formulated around a particular date to celebrate creativity, ideally, one would forward creativity all year round. World Art Day helps to call attention to its importance.
What do you think about having a day dedicated to artists?
What would you commit to doing on such a day to show your support for artists and the arts?