November 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 Free Community Art and Chocolate Party on April 15th, 2019. More details below.
WHAT IS WORLD ART DAY?
World Art Day is a celebration of art and artists.
The annual celebration date is April 15th, the birth date of Leonardo DaVinci.
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.)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AFABW INT MAIL ART PROGRAM FOR 2019 ART DAY
The theme of this year’s AFABW Int Mail Art Celebration, inspired by the life of Leonardo DaVinci, is “Artistic Innovation.”
- Send your Mail Art to Mail Art, c/o Randall Mate, 7862 Apperson St, Sunland, CA 91040, USA
- Deadline: Midnight on April 5th, 2019 (Pacific Time)
For more information, email Art Day Founder, Becky Mate, by visiting “Contact.“
Thank you in advance for your Mail Art. The chorus of all these artistic voices rings around the world, as artists unite for planet-wide artistic innovation.
FREE COMMUNITY ART AND CHOCOLATE PARTY
- WHEN: April 15th, 2019, 3:00-9:00pm
- WHERE: 7862 Apperson St., Sunland, CA
JOIN US AT THE FREE COMMUNITY ART AND CHOCOLATE PARTY
- Display of featured domestic and international mail art
- Open mic for stories, poems and songs
- Kids are table
- Potluck BBQ
- The Great Art Trade – bring your story, poetry, CD, painting, etc. to trade for another’s art
- Your visual art on display
- Meet other artists and have fun
Even if you’re not able to attend this event, you can participate in Art Day via the following.
- OBSERVE ART: You are encouraged to observe art of any kind in the environment and notice the effect it creates on you. Perhaps spend some time with your family enjoying art together. We would love your feedback on how the art affected you.
- GIVE ART: If you are an artist, how can you brighten another’s life with your gift of art for this holiday? Let us know anything special that you do.
- HAVE A PARTY! Share your art with others and encourage others to do the same.