International Artist Day

International Artist’s Day is a holiday observed annually on October 25th. It recognizes the achievements of artists worldwide — some of whom will become well-known and some who will never be discovered.

Whether an artist gains household name recognition is not important. What matters is the art they create while they are alive. And it is for their ceaseless, creative works that they should receive all the credit they deserve. Art plays an important role in society.

It shapes cultures, helps people shore up their understanding of humanity and the human condition, and portrays history in a visual form. It can also lift our spirits, make us think, or have any number of different effects on our mental and emotional health.

The History of International Artist’s Day

This holiday was created in 2004 by Canadian artist Chris MacClure. He created the holiday to raise public awareness about the importance of art and to highlight the works of some great artists who weren’t getting the recognition they deserved. It has since been celebrated every year by everyone who creates art or loves art.

Facts About Art & Artists

We wanted to include some facts that would entertain and educate our readers, so we rolled up our sleeves and found some artistic facts that we feel everyone can appreciate. We encourage everyone to check out the following facts about art, artists, and anything else that comes to our minds.

  • Georges Braque was the first living person to have art displayed in the Louvre.
  • Claude Monet’s father wanted him to be a grocer, not an artist.
  • Jackson Pollock sometimes used cigarettes to paint.
  • Wayne St. Wayne was a St. Louis, Missouri, artist who was a former amateur wrestler known as Dr. Blood.
  • Peter Paul Rubens was knighted by Charles I, King of England, and Philip IV, King of Spain.

Observing International Artist’s Day

On this day, we encourage everyone to learn more about art and to take the time to enjoy artists. Not only the artists that all of us know but also the local artists who might be creating fantastic works down the block.

This is also a good day to sign up for an art class, encourage someone who’s thinking about becoming an artist, or to even purchase a new work of art. We also encourage everyone to spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #InternationalArtistsDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 25 Friday
Next year (2025)
October 25 Saturday
Last year (2023)
October 25 Wednesday
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