International Artist Day 25th October 2023 is an opportunity for us all to celebrate art.


International Artist’s Day has been celebrated annually since October 25th, 2004. This date was chosen to commemorate the birth of Pablo Picasso, a Spanish artist born on October 25th, 1881, considered one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, who created one of the most revolutionary artistic movements, Cubism, which also gave rise to other trends and had a great influence on artists of both his generation and posterity.

Picasso Femme a la Montre 1932

This day is celebrated by artists and institutions around the world to honor the contributions that painters, sculptors, draftsmen, photographers, performers and multimedia artists have made to society in the course of art history. It is a day to promote and disseminate artists and their creations both locally and globally, thus recognizing their great impact on society, since artists not only create beauties to be collected and contemplated, their works also express ideas and feelings that lead us to reflect and give us hope in the face of difficult events or situations in life. A variety of activities such as shows, festivals, art fairs, exhibitions, workshops, talks and conferences are held on this day.

If you are not an artist, you might be inspired to visit an art gallery or art museum in your nearest town or try your hand at creating something of your own. If we can all spend some time in the day thinking about art, we will be celebrating the day and appreciating the enormous contribution artists make to our lives.

Check out local artists.

Support your local artists! Whether they are selling prints or holding an exhibition, there are plenty of opportunities to appreciate them and their work. Find out what’s happening in your city and get involved.

Share your appreciation.

Show your gratitude for artists by sharing their work on social media, writing reviews for galleries and exhibitions you’ve visited, or even buying artwork as gifts for friends or family.