International Artist Day is celebrated on October 25 in the USA, as a day to recognize and celebrate everyone who gives us wonderful creative works. From painting, to photographs, sculptures, architecture, music, and more – anything that catches our attention and gives us goosebumps.
In 1961, President Kennedy of the USA made a major achievement, settling money disputes between the American Federation of Musicians and the Metropolitan Opera. This was a major push for the arts and culture, and in the 1970s, culture was increasingly featured on television. People began discovering their creativity and sharing their work with the world, and Bill Clinton spoke in Congress to support the arts in 1997, urging for the year 2000 to be devoted to the arts.
- Salvador Dali once admitted that the painting “The Persistence of Memory” was painted after he tried Camembert cheese and was inspired by its taste.
- During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold about 14 paintings, contrary to the opinion of the majority.
- The most famous artist on the planet – Pablo Picasso.
- Italian artist Salvatore Garau sold “nothing” for 15 euros. The sculpture called “Io sono” was created from energy power and thoughts, therefore it remained invisible to the eye.
How to take part
The best way to celebrate the holiday is to support emerging artists. Show your support by subscribing to their social media pages, sending their work to others, or featuring it in your own account. Attend a contemporary art exhibition and take your friends with you. If you’re feeling the urge to begin a creative project, don’t put it off!
When is International Artist Day celebrated in 2023?
International Artist Day is observed on October 25 each year.