Over the last couple years, I’ve become a big fan of Yard Art Day. I did a post two years ago to introduce my readers to Yard Art Day. Last year, I posted about it again, encouraging everyone to be a part of it. And now I’m bringing it to you again, because it’s back and better than ever!
Yard Art Day is an art project that is held every Labor Day. When asked why this day was chosen, founder (and Charlotte-area photographer) Deborah Triplett has said, “It’s the one day when you’re supposed to play, and it’s the exclamation point to summer.”
Yard Art Day welcomes anyone and everyone to celebrate their creative spirit by displaying or performing their own works of art for 24 hours in their front yards, gardens or balconies. Any medium of art is allowed by Yard Art Day participants. Businesses are encouraged to participate, too!
The project started as a way for Charlotte-area folks to cross neighborhood boundaries and get to know our city better, but it’s starting to grow outside the area. Last year, there are three Yard Art Day outposts in Michigan and one in Chicago. This year, Yard Art Day will be celebrated from coast to coast, literally, with commitments for installations in Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Arizona and California. If you’re in the Charlotte area, homes and businesses from the Lake Norman area to Indian Trail are participating, with a large concentration around Uptown, Plaza Midwood, Sedgefield, South End and NoDa.
Want to know more about Yard Art Day? Check out the website and Facebook page for details. Want to participate? Check out the details and register. And on September 7th, celebrate by getting out and viewing the art the participants created. (You can see where to find it on the Yard Art Day map.)