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Take an "Art Break" with your community!

Art Break Day takes place ANNUALLY on the FIRST FRIDAY in September. Art Sites are set up in cities around the world and everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and make art for FREE!

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We believe a healthy, vibrant, and well balanced society is one in which everyone regularly participates in the arts. We created Art Break Day to make art accessible to a wider audience and to connect communities through art. Art Break Day is about everyone. We promote the notion that everyone is an artist and can and should create art by making it available in as many locations as possible at one time and offering an open invitation for participation. Not only is everyone given the opportunity to be an artist and create art on Art Break Day, they become a part of the social sculpture that is Art Break Day. Each art space is a blank canvas awaiting human interaction. As each participant chooses to sit down, interact with the space and one another, he acts as a brush stroke on a canvas, changing the composition of the art space, the public space, and adding to the social sculpture's composition. As artworks are created and participants install them where they choose the public space and surrounding environment witness the change. This participation in and observation of artistic creation produces a society that benefits from a culture integrated in art.

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Want to get involved?

Host an Art Break Day in your community / You can have it in your living room, your school, a cafe, at the park, ask your boss to let his employees take an art break, set up in Time Square, we don't care. Just make it public, make it free, and make art! We're here to help you make it happen and create a positive impact in your community through art. We want everyone to take an art break with us, so we'll find a way to support you. More info here.

Participate / Check out event info. page here for a location near you.

Join us online! / If you aren't close to a physical location, that's ok. Join us for 30for30equals30 (more info here.) during the month of September and take an ART break on September 5th, take a picture, and share it here.

Volunteer / We're always looking for an extra set of hands to keep our art tables filled with art supplies. More info. here.

Donate / Art Break Day is made possible by generous contributions made from folks all around the globe. With your support we have been able to provide art making opportunities to over 18,000 individuals across several cities, states, and countries! Donate today (here) and become a part of our global art movement to make art part of every person's daily life.

Sponsor / Art Break Day is a unique opportunity to show your community you care. Our sponsorship packages start at $500 and provide multiple means to increase your brand awareness through out your community, give back to your community, and get involved with your community. More info here.

Spread the Word! / Show the world you support Art Break Day. Grab the button below and add it to your website, blog, facebook page, twitter feed, everywhere! Thanks for showing us you care and you believe in what we're doing.

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