Happy World Art Drop Day!

by Paula Newton September 1, 2015

art_dropToday marks the second annual World Art Drop Day. It’s been done before here and there but, last year, illustrator Jake Parker declared the first Tuesday in September to be World Art Drop Day as a sort of “Drop art, not bombs” and “Art makes the world a better place” thing. It caught on in a number of places. Here in Texas, El Paso is participating, as is San Antonio’s Southwest School of Art. (If you know of other local participants, please post below.) According to the Facebook event pages, here’s how it works:

 Make some art (This is open to all artists – everyone who creates!) and hide it somewhere.
Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
Post the image, the area of town you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice.
Include the hashtags: #artdropday (this is the worldwide hashtag) and #SSAartdrop2015 (this is the SSA hashtag) or #artdropdayEP (the El Paso hashtag).
Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.
And if you claim a piece of art yourself, post a selfie of you and your new art with the hashtags as a thank you!

Go hide some art! Go find some art!


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Chris Desatoff September 1, 2015 - 12:02

I’m dropping 3 small canvas ink drawings here in Las Vegas. I hope they find a good home!

Brandon Zech September 1, 2015 - 12:34

This happens weekly in Houston: http://www.htxfaf.com/

Paula Newton September 1, 2015 - 13:19

I knew they were doing it for a while in Austin, but I had no idea it was a weekly event in Houston. Thanks and keep your eyes open!

islandofmind September 1, 2015 - 14:48

I found a piece of art hanging on the construction fence at HATCH. Not sure if it was part of an organized “Art Drop” or just some ad hoc art drop but I liked it.

islandofmind September 3, 2015 - 13:04

Sorry, I forgot how to spell MATCH. :/

Rainey Knudson September 1, 2015 - 21:31 Reply

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