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EVENTS from Around the World!

International Artist Day Events & Festivals

2016 Flagship Event in White Rock BC

Chris' Walking Picasso
For the last 12 years we've celebrated
for only one single day a year ...
October 25th. - Picasso's birthday
to pay him tribute.

This year, we're celebrating for
the entire MONTH of October!

Throughout October we're hosting a
POP UP Gallery/Studio Space on
the main street of White Rock BC
... 1459 Johnston Rd.

We're throwing a Gala Celebration
on October 25th with our
popular 12"x12" Anonymous Show.

Throughout the month we'll host
Fine Art Photography, plus have
Fireside Chats about the Art Scene,
Door Prizes, Wine Parties ...

We'll talk about painting, photography,
writing and maybe sculpting, glass,
ceramics, music, et al.

We'll have interesting discussions for ARTISTS too
about developing style and effective branding techniques.

Drop by throughout the month and see some of the tools artists use.
Some artists might even share their style secrets and social media strategies.

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