On November 21, 2013, Everyartist launched Everyartist Live!--a collaborative art event that engages elementary school children across the country, creating the largest art event in history.
Here at Walton Arts Center, we have proudly displayed the artwork on the exterior of our building since January. The art is also currently displayed in museums including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Almost 40,000 local children from 125 schools across Benton and Washington counties participated in this project. Laura Goodwin, VP of Learning & Engagement on why this project is important, “Everyartist is a great forum and reminds us that children’s creativity is limitless but requires our support. The expressions of gratitude will be inspirational and I hope will spur our community to insist that every child in Northwest Arkansas have access to quality arts experiences.”
The EveryArtist mural project will remain on our building through June 8. To learn more about this project, check out this video: http://bit.ly/1st5oK5
Everyartist, at its core, seeks to unleash the creativity innate in every child. The organization is carrying out this mission by creating a national collaborative art event designed to foster the creative development in children around the country. Numerous research studies and experts in the field believe that supporting the creativity of children and giving them an outlet to express themselves is just as important as the work that is done in Reading/Writing, Science and Math. Budgets for arts programs across the country are experiencing deep cuts due to education policies, narrowing school curricula, and an undervaluing of the arts experience. And yet, a growing body of research indicates that the arts are essential for academic achievement, social engagement, and innovative thinking. For more information about the project, visit http://everyartist.me/art