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International Artist Day Festivals

2018 World Wide Artist Celebrations

Since 2004 we've celebrated a wide variety of art styles, primarily painters because our founder, Chris MacClure is a painter.

Over the last few years we've expanded our vision to include photography, writing, glass, music, dance, ceramics, performance, all types of digital, and the blockchain dimension.

This year we're taking performance to a new mindset exploring our artistic sense of TASTE.

SIPPABLE ART is an art form all of us do daily and often take for granted. Sometimes we create our own taste sensations, and other times we leave the artistry to the master mixologist at our favorite eatery or club who knows how to excite us visually and orally.

Check out the image at the left ... it's a work of art you can see, smell, and taste, so go ahead, click it, sip and indulge your senses!

We'll add more 2018 events here soon!

2017 World Wide Artist Celebrations

Chris' Walking PicassoFor 12 years we've celebrated
for only one single day a year ...
October 25th. - Picasso's birthday
as an homage to his vision.

Last year in 2017 we celebrated for
the ENTIRE MONTH of October!

This year we're passing the baton completely to artists and art promoters around the world who have their own ideas of how to celebrate the contributions artists make to society.

This year in 2017 in New Westminster, a town adjacent to White Rock,100 Braid St Studios is hosting a signature event to celebrate artists.

Their 2017 Gala opening is Oct 25th.
Tickets are $200/couple or $150 single.

A public show opening will be Friday, Oct 27 and the public viewing will be Saturday, Oct 28 and Sunday Oct 29 from 10am-6:00pm

Details for the 100 Braid St Studio
12x12 Anonymous Art Show

The IAD was launched in 2004, and since then has inspired and hosted
many exciting FINE ART festivals in countries and cities around the world like
White Rock BC, San Miguel Spain, Saudi Arabia, Karbi Anglong India

If you have an ARTIST DAY IDEA for your region learn more here . . .

If you qualify we'd be pleased to help you develop your program or even
teach you how to qualify if you are in early stages of development.

Your IAD Fine Art Festival/Event can be held any day of the year!
We picked October 25th because it is Picasso's birthday, but
you might have a month that is more appropriate for you!

Scroll down to see a small sample of
recent International Artist Day Festivals
presented around the world.


White Rock

The city of White Rock, BC Canada was excited to announce this celebration to honour artists.
The International Artist Day Festival showcased the visual and performing arts during a
weeklong celebration Oct 24 – Oct 26, 2014 at various venues in the city and the peninsula.

The festival was a community event. Many artistic people in the visual and performing arts
participated in the numerous venues. It was a chance to meet and get to know the
creative talent in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.

There were talks by noted artists who had been invited to share their stories throughout the weekend. A large part of the visual art event was the 12” x 12” Canvas Show. The anonymous nature of the pieces lent some fun and mystery and were available for collectors to purchase.

This IAD event has been celebrated world-wide since 2004. International artists this year have been asked to participate in a large screen slide show presentation ongoing during the festival.

The Gala opening evening was Friday Oct 24 from 7pm – 10pm.
Public viewing was held on Saturday Oct 25 from 10am - 6pm
and Sunday Oct 26 from 10am - 4pm.


San Miguel, Spain

Saudi Arabia

Karbi Anglong, Assam India