“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.”
Register for YAD 2016!
We want to make Yard Art Day 2016 (Labor Day, Monday, September 5) bigger than ever!
Paintings, sculptures, sidewalk chalk, fabric, performance art, anything that expresses your creativity — it all counts!Register Today!
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the ASC, we have YAD signs this year earlier than ever.
If you have signed up to participate this year – come grab a sign (be sure to get a hanger/stand too) off my side front porch (not too early or too late please – 10am to 8pm is good) at 1908 Matheson Ave 28205. Any day of the week is aok with me. Let’s get them in your yards now to spread the word about Yard Art Day.
Let people know you are going to have some art in your yard. This really helps keep this project alive and kickin’.
If you’ve not signed up yet – click here to register today!
The map is growing in numbers. Check it out! Fun to see those little pins start popping up like flowers in spring. Let’s see it grow to over 250 this year in and around Charlotte. I’d be over the moon if we reached 500. My dream is to see some yard art in all neighborhoods of Charlotte and surrounding towns and communities.
And of course would love to see some posted in other areas of the country.
Thank you all for five years of showing your support for YAD.
Got any questions or comments – just contact me.
Celebrate your inner creative kid and join in the Yard Art Day fun!