October 25 is International Artist Day

25 Oct October 25 is International Artist Day

Did you know that the Mona Lisa only gained notoriety after she was stolen in 1911! For about 350 years only a few critics and scholars celebrated and acknowledged this painting!  And that ​Picasso could draw before he learned to walk, with the first word that he spoke being “pencil!”

Today, October 25, we celebrate International Artist Day. Art as a creative human expression encapsulates myriad things. It portrays the beauty of life or a bitter reality. It records history, revolutions, rebellions, and sometimes is a means to escape them. In short, there is no history or culture without art. This day celebrates all forms of art — paintings, sculpture, photography, architecture, music, and more. Through this celebration we show our respect for the passion and creativity in all artists.  Please read here to find out more about the history and timeline of international artist day.