World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts, which was declared by the International Association of Art (IAA/AIAP), a partner of UNESCO, to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide. The first World Art Day was held on April 15th, 2012, a date chosen in honor of Leonardo da Vinci's birthday. As a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance and brotherhood, da Vinci is also a testament to the influence of the Fine Arts on other fields. In the United States, World Art Day was officially held for the first time in the City of Los Angeles on April 15th, 2015, and yearly thereafter. In 2017, IAA USA, the official U.S.-based chapter of the IAA, was formed. The Association looks forward to facilitating World Art Day celebrations locally, and nationwide.

The current World President of the IAA/AIAP is Bedri Baykam


For the fourth consecutive year, the City Los Angeles will lead the charge in hosting World Art Day festivities in the United States. This global event organized by the International Association of Art (IAA/AIAP), an NGO partner of UNESCO, takes place yearly on April 15th, and promotes international collaboration through art. In honor of this worldwide celebration, IAA USA, the U.S. National Committee of the IAA headquartered in Los Angeles, will host projects in the form of gallery exhibitions, artist talks, pop-ups, installations, and performaces in schools, institutions, as well as private and public spaces throughout the city. To find out more, click the link below to subscribe to our mailing list, and don't forget to visit our Events page for all the latest.