Thursday, June 8

World Art Day Oaxaca 2015


World Art Day, or Día Mundial del Arte, is an international celebration of art held annually on the 15th of April to mark the birthdate of Leonardo da Vinci.

Declared in 2011 by the International Association of Art, the UNESCO endorsed event was first celebrated in 2012 in over 70 countries.  The organisers made the following suggestions: “all museums and galleries stay open long nights, we expect conferences and panel discussions to be held on that day … In the evening, celebrations and wild parties should follow all the exhibitions”.

The city of Oaxaca will be doing it’s best to match those expectations with a week-long program of exhibitions, workshops, conferences, film, performances and concerts.  The program will run from the 13th-18th of April.

You can see the World Art Day official program of events here.  Make sure you follow us on facebook for daily updates and special events.

“Art is the most genuine expression of the human soul, shaped in images words, sounds and movements enduring reflections that describe us the story of humanity race. World Art Day will permit to all the artists and art lovers of the world, to feel the power and the preciousness of art simultaneously and let all of us breathe its importance all nations of the World.”
Rosa Maria Burillo Velasco, President of IAA World


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  1. Soledad Zamora on

    Dear Rebecca,

    I really appreciate your kind and clear answer. It´s a huge and worthy work you do. Thank you for sharing everything about events in Oaxaca. You´re doing a great work.

    Best regards,
    Soledad Zamora

  2. Dear Soledad,
    Thanks for your message. I am aware that the events are separate and I thought that it was clear in the post that the UABJO activities were simply running at the same time as the Festival Día Mundial del Arte Oaxaca, the focus of the article. I included images and links to both calendars of activities. My apologies if it appears that I’ve used your image to promote UABJO – that wasn’t my intention. As always, the intention of Que Pasa Oaxaca is to share and promote the cultural activities in the city of Oaxaca. Aside from publishing the article, which includes a link to your calendar of events, we’ve also featured the events heavily on our calendar, Facebook and Twitter. I think it’s reasonable to mention two concurrent arts events in one article, and it has been one of our more popular posts, however I’ve removed the references to the UABJO arts festival as requested.
    Kind regards, Rebecca

  3. Soledad Zamora on

    Dear Rebecca,
    I have seen this post and I just want to make clear that the activities at UABJO are not the same ones we have for our Festival Día Mundial del Arte Oaxaca. Moreover, it´s not possible to use our image to promote UABJO´s activities. I would like to ask you to try separate these posts, please. We have a different calendar and you can check it out on Facebook: Día Mundial del Arte Oaxaca.
    Thank you for your time and understanding. I´ll be waiting for your reply.

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