For the past six years, creative residents throughout Philadelphia have found a cure for the January mid winter slump, which for many businesses is also the beginning of the slowest time of the year. The challenge is called Fun-A-Day, and it’s a month long art project that occurs every year!
The concept is quite simple, “to pick a project to do every day for the month of January, that you can document in some way, to motivate yourself to stay creative and stoked for the coldest and biggest bummer month of the year”. Following the month of January, in late February/early March, an art show is held in each respective city (this will be Pittsburgh’s third year!) to document the creative ventures of those who participated!
“Last year projects ranged from hand stitching a quilt a bit everyday, to eating a new snack food a day and writing a haiku about it, making a new batch of muffins a day, writing a letter a day (in various forms), learning how to do a new origami project a day, visiting a new Pittsburgh place, and so much more!” (artclash.com)
Do you want to participate, but Fun-A-Day doesn’t exist in your city yet? Visit the founders’ website, The Artclash! Collective, and contact them to bring this event to your hometown.
Are you participating this year? Do you have any good ideas that you think would be great for this, but don’t think you’ll have the time? (I have my idea, but am keeping it confidential, so that it’s a surprise!)