“It is my dream that for one day people remember that child within them that likes to play creatively without any judgment or restraint. For us to cross neighborhood, city boundaries. To be inclusive. Art can do this.”
– Deborah Triplett, Yard Art Day creator
Yard Art Day is a grassroots arts exhibition, curated by the community for the community. The annual LABOR DAY event will take place for 24 hours and is for anyone and all to express themselves creatively despite their age or level of expertise. Art of all mediums is allowed – from hula hooping to sculpture – whatever your artistic heart desires.
The Yard Art Day art project invites everyone to celebrate their creative spirit by displaying or performing their own works of art for 24 hours in their front yards or balconies for the public. Looking for some inspiration? Follow our Pinterest Page or Like our Facebook Page.
Those who register their efforts by will be included on the online map, online interactive directory, and printable PDF Street Guide. Also provided to registered participants will be Yard Art Day signs for easier recognition by passing motorists and persons traveling past.
“My passions throughout life have remained the same – friends, family (including my four-legged members), art, photography and gardening. There is one word “Timshel” (Hebrew, choice between good and evil) which is meaningful to me and a quote that says it all “Be the kind of woman, that when your feet hit the ground in the morning, the devil says OH CRAP SHE’S UP.”
Great news, YAD-ists! The Arts & Science Council has signed on as the sponsor for Yard Art Day this year. We could not be more excited! This will help pay for the signs plus some other expenses. This helps keep this event free and open to all.
THANK YOU ASC for this amazing gift.
Also some of you may need some inspiration for yard art. Reminder it can be as simple as you wish or as complex as you choose. It can be whimsical, political, serious and any medium: dance, performance art, painting, sculpture, hula hooping, music, painting, photography – whatever your little heart desires and creates. Look around our website here – or check out our Facebook and Pinterest pages for ideas.
Here are two photos of my own yard art I did two years ago. It was a clothesline with images of my mother and grandmother and articles of clothing that they wore that reminded me of treasured memories of them.
I fondly remember as a small child standing and helping either of them to hang clothes on a clothesline.
Lastly – don’t forget to submit the 2016 YAD Application to get yourselves on the YAD map and to receive a sign.
We’ll be posting later on sign pick-up spots.
Let your inner artist out to play on Yard Art Day, Labor Day, September 5.