3rd times a charm

a collage of images of people making art
A collection of images from various Art Break Day sites / Also my 30for30equals30 art break!

Last Friday, I hosted the third annual Art Break Day in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza. This year I had the pleasure of working with one of my best friends, Amelia Strader of GoGo Craft. It was a perfect day. Two words that jump out for me are “community” and “connection.” This year, Art Break Day expanded to 19 locations across the world. It felt so cool to know that as I was offering art for free to the San Francisco public, there were 18 other places around the world where people were getting the same opportunity to sit down together and make art. The global community joined together to have one big art break. At our site in San Francisco, there were tons of new friendships started across our art tables. It was so fun to watch people walk up with a bit of apprehension and then look at their faces about 15 minutes later. The tables were full of strangers that were talking and laughing and eventually exchanging emails and phone numbers to meet up again in the future. It just feels good to make people happy. I think that’s my favorite thing to do. To make a person smile. And, I think we accomplished that across 19 different cities last Friday. That puts a smile on my face.

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