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World Art Day 2021 Observed on 15th April

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World Art Day 2021International Association of Art (IAA/AIAP) a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), a partner of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) celebrated the World Art Day on 15th April annually. The 1st World Art Day was officially celebrated on April 15th, 2012.

  • UNESCO New Delhi Office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka offered a special webinar on 2021’s World Art Day.
  • Webinar Topic – “Shaping the Future for Artists”.

Note – In the United States, World Art Day was officially held for the first time in the City of Los Angeles on April 15th, 2015.

On the 6th World Art Day, IAA/USA (International Association of Art/USA) conducted a special virtual exhibition on the theme “You’re Not Alone”.


World Art Day was established at the 17th General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Why 15th April?

To honor “Leonardo da Vinci” a pioneer in Art, his birthday (15th April) was selected as the World Art Day.

i.With his Fine Artistic works, Leonardo da Vinci acts as a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance and brotherhood.

ii.Leonardo da Vinci is a World famous Painter, Sculptor born on 15 April 1452 in Italy.

Some of his famous Works – Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man

About International Art Association(IAA/AIAP):
IAA is an NGO (a non-governmental organisation) working in official partnership with UNESCO.
Established – 1948 (Became Independent organization in 1954).
President – Bedri Baykam
Headquarter – Paris, France