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/AIAP, 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 third consecutive year, the City of Angels 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), in official partnership with UNESCO, takes place yearly on April 15th, Leonardo da Vinci's birthday, and promotes international collaboration through art. In honor of this worldwide celebration, IAA USA, the newly formed U.S. chapter 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. We invite other U.S. cities, counties, and states to join us in celebrating World Art Day, on April 15th, 2017! To find out more, click the link below to subscribe to our mailing list, and don't forget to visit our News & Events page for all the latest.