Day Without Art Day is an annual commemoration observed on December 1st of every year. AIDS has been a deadly disease ever since its inception. Day Without Art Day is an awareness day observed to raise, promote awareness about AIDS, mourn for the people who have died, and inspire affirmative action.
“I enjoy being the messenger for God in terms of letting people know about HIV and AIDS.” – Magic Johnson
History of Day Without Art Day
The first occurrence of the Day Without Art Day was held in the year 1988. It is an awareness day that coincides with World Aids Day. The purpose of commemorating this day is to promote awareness about the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is a Day that takes action on spreading the awareness of this deadly disease and mourning in response to the worsening AIDS crisis. The purpose of the day is to make the people aware that AIDS can touch everyone. To inspire positive action among the people, about 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups had participated in the first year celebration. They have shut down the museums, send the staff to volunteer at AIDS services, and sponsored special exhibitions of work about AIDS.
The name of this Day itself will make people think what kind of place would be in the world without art and artists. So many artists have this AIDS. Since then, this Day has grown into a collaborative project in which approximately 8,000 national and international organizations had taken part. It includes museums, galleries, art centers, libraries, high schools, colleges, and AIDS service organizations. Visual AIDS in 1998 had proposed that the name of the day be changed to Day With Art (DWA). They have done it to help promote the annual cultural events that in turn would help draw attention to the AIDS pandemic.
Other Celebrations on December 1
December 1 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the Day
Indulge yourself in helping the people who are infected with AIDS. Bring in awareness about this deadly disease, its symptoms, and preventive measures among the people. Mourn for the people who have died due to this disease. Pay your honor to those artists and their work who are suffering from this disease. You can visit the museums and art galleries that showcased their work. Post your awareness Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #DayWithoutArtDay.
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