Take an Art Break

Make Art With The World


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!

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.

Banner for one of Art Break Day's Hosts

Want to get involved?

Register as a PARTICIPANT / Register as a participant and make a pledge to “Take an Art Break” and make art with the world this September!

Register to HOST and Art Break Day Event / You can host it virtually, or in your living room, your school, a cafĂ©, 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.