May 18th International Museum Day

You may wonder why museums are often houses of artwork. History is more than artwork though the art does depict the era it comes from well. The fact is that most piece of history are often though useless or of little importance so it is discarded along the way. Those paintings, sculptures and other works of art are perceived as having some value so they are kept around because of value, not usefulness. So when you go to a museum and see nothing but art, look at the items in the paintings and such and see the true history of an era since so many of the real items have just been thrown away.

How to celebrate – Save things you know to be historic. Support a museum. Visit the Louvre in Paris built in 1792.


April 18th International Jugglers Day

Ah, the fine art of juggling… and it’s international! The idea of throwing various items up the the air and keeping them revolving in a circle or figure eight in order to keep them moving. It is an art, but it doesn’t just apply to the arts… it also applies to those that manage to do more than one thing at a time such as managers at work, police officers, nurses and other people required to keep things moving without stopping. They all have their own juggling acts… even homemakers have juggling acts keep their families functioning all while cooking, cleaning and living a life of their own!

How to celebrate – Learn how to juggle. Don’t think about what you are doing, just do it! Make a list of all the real jugglers yo know.

April 15th World Art Day

Today was created in 2011 by Turkey in the General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara, Mexico. While most of us think of art as paintings it involves all sorts of art including sculpture, modeling, crafting and any other form of art you can create. The idea of the day is to show children different art they can create, both conservative and modern. It is more an expression than a literal form. Remember, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

How to celebrate – Enjoy all different forms of art. Learning how to create your own art. Express yourself through your art.

January 31st Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Art can take on many forms. Paintings, sculpture, music, gardening, you name it and it can be a work of art. Naturally most of us think about paintings though when we talk about art. Beautiful pasture scenes, mountains in the distance, even a happy little tree… however, that said, there are some paintings I find a little hard to accept. The colors are wonderful and the flare outstanding but, if it looks like something your two year old could have created then I find it hard to see a masters stroke in it. Of course, I am not art critic and all of my artwork looks like it was created by a two year old so what do I know? Anyway inspire your heart with some art today, with any art you find rewarding.

How to celebrate – Determine you favorite art form. Visit a gallery or a museum. Create your own form of art and display it for all to see.

January 30th National Draw A Dinosaur Day

Well, if you are going to draw something today why not make it a dinosaur!?! Make believe you are a cave man and draw those creatures you fear the most, even the ones you’ve never seen before! Today was created by Todd Page back in 2007 who felt like we should all draw, and while we were drawing, we might as well all draw dinosaurs.

How to celebrate – Learn how to draw dinosaurs. Pretend you live back in the days of dinosaurs. Pretend you are a caveman!

January 24th Beer Can Appreciation Day

We so often take things for granted… things like the beer can. The first beer can came into use in 1935, January 24th obviously, for Krueger’s Finest Beer. It was produced by the American Beer Company, I guess using the name Krueger to sound like they were German. But see, right there, by labeling the can they probably sold more than them might otherwise have sold! In fact the art of the beer can sells more beer than the beer itself. The colors of the can, the artwork done on it, even the words making it more patriotic or trendy. So give that can some appreciation before you crush it against your forehead. You need to do it before because you probably won’t remember afterwards!

How to celebrate – Study you favorite beer can. Compare your beer can to other beer cans. Stat collecting beer cans… empty or full.

May 18th International Museum Day

The largest museum in the world is the Louvre in Paris. Built in 1792 it is 782,910 square feet and the home to the Mona Lisa. Most of us think of museums as places to visit fine art but frankly, there are more that don’t contain any art than those that do. There are museums for practically every interest including, trains, toys, war, furniture, fashion, buttons, aprons… well, the list goes on and on. Today was created back in 1977 by the International Council of Museums. I wonder if they included the lint museum in their collection?

How to celebrate – Visit a museum. Create your own museum. Make a list of museums where you live.

April 15th World Art Day

Today was created back in 2011 at the General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara, Mexico as proposed by delegates from Turkey. That’s a mouthful! Anyway, the idea is to advance the arts no matter the format or where it is created. April 15th was chosen as the day because it is the birth date of Leonardo da Vinci. Whether you like the art you are looking at or not is not as important as the fact that you appreciate the artist that made it.

How to celebrate – Go to an art gallery. Create your own artwork. Get a paint by numbers kit.

October 25th International Artists Day

Today we celebrate all those artists across the face of the earth. Generally speaking we think of painting and sculpting as the art world but it really includes any work form that someone takes pride in doing and does well. That can be a car mechanic, a trash collector or a house painter. If you do anything the best you are able to do it, and take pride in what you do… you are an artist. I know, I know… this is not what the day suggests it is but maybe it should be. I can appreciate a great painting, a great musical score or someone putting on my roof properly as great art.

How to celebrate – Look at all jobs as if they are an art. Visit a Gallery. Go see a movie.

July 8th Body Painting Day

Body painting has been around for centuries. Warriors use to paint themselves to look more dangerous, hunters to blend in with their environment and kids because… well it was fun. Andy Golub took that to an entire new level in 2007 when he painted people and then took pictures of them in New York City. He was promptly arrested and thrown in jail not because of the art work or the picture but because the people he was exhibiting were naked. He kept trying though and eventually won out because it was considered a work of art and proclaimed this day as Body Painting Day in 2014. My question is, if you are covered in paint… are you really naked?

How to celebrate – Get a painting done somewhere on your body. Take up painting as an art. Be careful if you sweat a lot, your clothes might run.