For the first time in four years, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network is taking part in International Sculpture Day (IS Day) happening globally on Saturday, April 27. Began in 2015 by the International Sculpture Center (ISC), IS Day is an annual celebration event held worldwide on April's last Saturday to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. On IS Day, artists, museums, art groups, and other arts and cultural organizations can host events in celebration. Types of events can include gallery openings, open day at museums, open studios tours, demonstrations, workshops and panels, tours of collections, pop up shows, exhibitions, and more.
To celebrate, Americans for the Arts and the Public Art Network will highlight a few of our educational web pages to showcase the relationship between sculpture and public art, including a blog post from long-time Americans for the Arts member and ISC board member Vicki Scuri; the PAN Year in Review Online Database; and a freshly updated Public Art Topic page, which provides basics on what public art is and how it is developed.
Image credit: "1.8 Beijing" by Janet Echelman, commissioned for Solana Light Festival/Interni, 2017. Photo courtsey of Solana Light Festival.