Celebrating World Art Day with TRN
Updated: May 22
World Art Day falls on April 15 and encourages us to celebrate art in all forms. Whether in a gallery, museum or simply spending time outdoors, we're reminded to appreciate the beauty around us.
World Art Day was founded by the International Association of Art and its partners to elevate art visibility and appreciation worldwide. Join the #TRN team as we explore some of our favorite reasons to celebrate.
Art Comes in Countless Forms
“Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.”—Brandon Boyd.
Whether you prefer visual arts—like painting or sculpture—or are more partial to music, culinary arts, architecture, theater, dance, or some other variety, there's a form of art for everyone. Even a walk outside surrounds us with the artistic creations of the natural world.
Art is for Everyone
“Art is an international language, understood by all.”—Igor Babailov.
Art is meant to be accessible to all, regardless of education, income, disability, or cultural background. And organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts are working toward expanded access and opportunities for art education.
Art Supports Mental Health
“Art is a form of love. Art is the ultimate gift. Art heals life.”—Robert Glenn.
Art therapy is on the rise and finding its way into treatment plans for depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and more. The pandemic brought art back to the cultural forefront as people struggled with isolation and helplessness.
Art Brings People Together
“Art is the only means by which one soul can truly touch another."—Curtis Verdun.
Art can provoke thought and tell stories, whether it's the story of an individual or an entire community. Learn more about how Navajo weavers support themselves and carry on their traditions by creating unique art.
Making Room in Your Life for Art
“Creativity Takes Courage.”—Henri Matisse.
No matter how you create or interpret art, take time away from your chores and routines to explore what inspires you. Show everyone, show no one; the choice is yours. The point is to appreciate and, if you're feeling brave, to create.