Connecting the world, one artwork at a time Art Break Day connects the global community through a celebration of art For the past two years, over ten thousand people in cities across the country have participated in a free and public art‐making event known as “Art Break Day.”
This year, people around the world will celebrate Art Break Day. Art Break Day is a daylong celebration that encourages people to sit down, take a short break from their busy lives, and make art for free. Tabled booths are set up in highly trafficked locations in various cities and passer‐byers are provided with art supplies.The annual event occurs simultaneously in all participating cities on the first Friday of September. This year’s Art Break Day will take place on September 6, 2013 and will be celebrated in 17 locations, including West Africa and India.
Art Break Day was created and is managed by the non‐profit art organization Art Is Moving. According to co‐founding Director Lisa Rasmussen, “Art Break Day provides everyone with the opportunity to discover the positive impact of art. People of all ages and walks of life sit at the tables to make art. For some, the event is a way to relieve stress. For others, it’s an opportunity to meet new people. They all leave feeling grateful that they took a moment out of their day to express themselves through art.”“Art Break Day is all about connection,” says co‐founding Director, Lauren Odell Usher. “People connect with their creative sides while making art. People also connect with one another by making art at the same table. And, because we share the art made at Art Break Day tables on the Internet, participants across he globe can be connected.
Art is a great way to display our individuality as well as our common humanity.
Art Break Day is free to the public. People of all ages are encouraged to participate and no prior experience is required to do so. The event starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. There is no time limit on participation.
Stockton’s Art Break Day will be at Victory Park on September 6, 9 am - 5 pm. The event is held worldwide in several different locations. Come to Victory Park and take an "art break" (free art supplies drawing and painting will be available). Believing in the positive effect of art on an individual and a community, Art Is Moving aims to improve understanding and access to art by providing information about its benefits as well as opportunities to practice art through various public programs. Press Contact: Lauren Odell Usher Co‐Founding Director, Art is Moving Phone: 602/370.9213 Email:email@example.com www.ArtBreakDay.com