What is Arts Everywhere Day?
Arts Everywhere Day is an annual campus-wide celebration of the arts in which we engage the campus community with diverse arts experiences, transform campus spaces into creative hubs, and raise awareness of the breadth and depth of the arts at UNC. Although these are goals we strive to achieve with programs and events year-round, Arts Everywhere Day is a day in which the arts on campus truly shine!
Each year, on a warm spring day in April from about 10 am to 10 pm, you can find over 30 performances, exhibits, hands-on activities, and installations sprinkled throughout campus and the surrounding community. Working with UNC departments, units, and student groups, this day is truly a celebration of all the creativity on campus.
Past Arts Everywhere Days
Arts Everywhere Day 2020: Global Edition
Our fourth annual campus-wide celebration had a special emphasis on the diversity and perspective that UNC-Chapel Hill had to offer through a global lens. Activities and installations for this Arts Everywhere Day all highlighted a particular region of the world or addressed a global concern.
However, with the guidelines implemented by UNC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and Arts Everywhere’s commitment to doing our part to protect the health and well-being of those on campus and in the community, our annual Arts Everywhere Day celebration on April 3, 2020 was canceled.
Despite this cancellation, we were able to pivot and celebrate Arts Everywhere Day 2020 virtually by highlighting all the art being created at home by the Carolina community. Add your own art or peruse through the submitted pieces at #UNCArtFromHome.
Thoughts on Arts Everywhere Day from a Student:
My favorite part of Art Everywhere Day is how it opens our eyes to all the creative things happening in and around campus that students aren’t aware of on a day to day basis. The best aspect of Arts Everywhere Day is how much it surprises you; sure we all know a couple people on campus who are seemingly more artistically inclined than the rest of us, but with Arts Everywhere Day, its as if the entire campus manifests this creative spirit and allows it to shine. From acapella groups, to dance troups. From fashion fiends, to painting geniuses, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Bri Charles ’20