Art Break Day Date in the current year: September 2, 2016

Art Break Day Art Break Day is an annual observance held on the first Friday in September. It is coordinated by Art is Moving, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and access to arts through various public problems.

Art Break Day is a worldwide event that aims to celebrate and promote creating art as an acceptable means of taking a break. It is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of experiencing art on a regular basis and its contribution to growth, creativity, health, education, and happiness.

The first Art Break Day was held in 2011, and the participation has been growing ever since. As of 2016, there have been organized over 16,000 art breaks in 99 communities worldwide thanks to 320 volunteers. Art is Moving actively promotes Art Break Day and encourages people all over the world to organize events in their communities in order to make art accessible to a wider audience.

There are different ways to get involved. First and foremost, you can host an Art Break Day event in your community. It’s size and scale don’t matter. The most important thing is that you make the event public, make it free, and actively encourage the participants to create art. You can also volunteer, donate, sponsor, or help spread the word via social media.

By the way, it doesn’t have to be just a day. You can join Art Break Month during the month of September. All you have to do is take a small break for art every day and share the results with your friends and the community using social media.

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