“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.
Currently with over 1800 Facebook page members, 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.”
Yardists – I have a major YAD hangover. What a ride it has been. A tad bit of sadness yesterday on taking down my own yard art installation, especially after being on such a YAD high for the last several days with Monday being the pinnacle.
Some of my 2014 Yard Art Day observations:
- Kids and adults alike enjoying the art of creation.
- People on bikes, taking strolls, driving a little slower – savoring the art. All going into communities or neighborhoods they might not otherwise visit.
- Neighbors talking to neighbors. Strangers smiling and talking to strangers. And all in front yards, on sidewalks – not on a smartphone.
- Making new YAD friends as far away as Michigan and Massachusetts and renewing old art friendships in Colorado and other locations.
- The diversity of art – from paintings to whimsical art, sculpture, garden art, photography, mosaics, belly dancing, modern dance, art on a boat, a lovely heartfelt installation done with shoes..some making social statements and all expressive.
- And all those big smiles all day long.
A huge thank you to each and everyone of you. I swear I would hug each one of you if I could. You’ve brightened my own life with your enthusiasm, love of creativity and willingness to believe in this dream of mine. ART CONNECTS and knows no boundaries.
Being raised in an era as a small child with limited access to many tv stations – there was this one gospel show that came on and my 3 year old brain absorbed their theme song like a sponge. And to the day it lingers in my head “if everyone would light just one little candle what a bright world this would be”.