According to UNESCO, World Art Day is a day to celebrate the “enjoyment and development” of art. The goal is to highlight and encourage artistic development of all forms, for all people. Dementia Spring’s mission is to highlight the stories of those impacted by dementia and support arts organizations for the dementia community, today and everyday. We wanted to take this opportunity to share suggestions on how to celebrate World Art Day at home with your loved one with memory loss!
- Check out the profiles of some of Dementia Spring’s amazing featured artists. From painters, to art therapists, dancers and more; learn about how artists have shared their journeys through their art and how art therapies can benefit those living with dementia.
- Explore an art museum or gallery, in person or virtually. Museums can be a great way to get out into the community and connect over art. Art can inspire conversation and emotional responses through reminiscing. Some art museums have tours and programs specifically for those living with dementia, and others have virtual tours. Find a virtual tour of your local art museum, or one across the globe!
- Learn about your favorite artist. Do you have a favorite painter, song writer, or poet? Take some time to explore their work and learn about what inspired them to create.
- Get creative at home with an art kit at home. Check out Lola’s ArtKit, or come up with something creative on your own! Think about watercoloring, painting pottery, or song writing!
Remember that the best part of art is that there is no right or wrong! The only goal is to express yourself through your medium of choice. Be sure to share with us on social media how you celebrated World Art Day!