World Art day


Angelica Soltero

Art day is on April 15. Painting, sculpting, drawing, photography, architecture, and calligraphy are all forms of art. Along with visual arts, there are also the performing arts like dance, theatre, and music. Art can touch people of all ages and inspire creativity.



Why the 15th? April 15th also happens to be Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday. Leonardo is surely known throughout the world for his famous paintings like the Mona Lisa (c.1509-19), Last Supper (c. 1495-98), Vitruvian Man (c.1490) and more. Throughout history Da Vinci became a symbol of peace, freedom of expression, and tolerance.

In the US, World Art Day was officially held for the first time in Los Angeles, California in 2015. The first World Art Day was in 2012. It was proposed by Bedri Baykam from Turkey at the 17th General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the first celebration, Venezuela held an outdoor art exhibit with paintings, sculptures, videos, and even held a Florentine cooking demonstration in honor of Da Vinci.


You can celebrate World Art day by simply sketching a drawing, taking some pictures, taking art classes, visiting an art museum, or even watching a movie about art.