Art Day 2019: Worldwide Call for Mail Art – and LA Arts Festival

Art Day, April 15thNovember 14, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA: It has been a tradition on World Art Day, for artists to send Mail Art to show their support for a day dedicated to the arts and artists of all disciplines. It has been thrilling and inspirational to see Mail Art coming in from around the globe.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, be sure to join us for our LA Artists For A Better World (AFABW) ARTS FESTIVAL FOR 2019 ‘WORLD ART DAY.’ More details below.

WHAT IS ART DAY?

Art Day is a celebration of art and artists.

The date has moved from its traditional day each August to April 15th, the birth date of Leonardo DaVinci, to coincide with the World Art Day proclaimed by a group of international artists connected with the United Nations.

WHAT IS MAIL ART?

Mail Art is often a postcard or an artistic envelope, a personal expression by an artist.

Additional media commonly used in mail art includes paper, a collage of found or recycled images and objects, rubber stamps, artist-created stamps (called artistamps), and paint, but can also include music, sound art, poetry, or anything that can be put in an envelope and sent via post. Mail art is considered art once it is dispatched.

The top picks of the 2019 Mail Art received will be featured on the AFABW website. The featured Mail Art will also be on display at the annual celebration of Art Day. (Family friendly, please.) This year the celebration will be at McGroarty Arts Center in Los Angeles.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AFABW MAIL ART PROGRAM FOR 2019 ART DAY

If you’d like to participate, do the following:

1.The theme of this year’s Mail Art Celebration, inspired by the life of Leonardo DaVinci, is “Artistic Innovation.”

2. Send your Mail Art to Mail Art, c/o Randall Mate, 7862 Apperson St, Sunland, CA 91040, USA.

3. Deadline: Midnight on April 5th, 2019 (Pacific Time)

For more information, email Art Day Founder, Becky Mate, by visiting “Contact.“

Thank you for your artistic “voice” expressed in Mail Art. The chorus of all these artistic voices rings around the world, as artists unite in and for planet-wide artistic innovation.

LA AFABW ARTS FESTIVAL FOR 2019 ‘WORLD ART DAY’

  • DATE: Sunday April 28th, 2019
  • TIME: 10am to 9pm
  • WHERE: McGroarty Arts Center
  • 7570 Mc Groarty Terrace – Tujunga, CA

JOIN US AT THE AFABW ‘WORLD ART DAY’ ARTS FESTIVAL!

  • Mail Art Exhibit
  • Live music
  • Art exhibits
  • Art seminars
  • Dance
  • Food
  • Kids crafts
  • Complimentary “Drug Free World” education booklets

SPECIAL NOTE: Want to perform, exhibit or present an art seminar or workshop? Write Barbara Cordova Oliver at: CONTACT