Jake Parker (www.mrjakeparker.com) is a freelance illustrator out of Utah and he wants to connect the world with art. You may not be familiar with him, but you may have seen some of his work in films such as Epic, Rio, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and he has countless works in several publications. He’s been looking for a new way to connect with fans and as suggested by his wife decided to do art drops during his summer family road trip across the U.S. You can read more about his experience and see some of the cool art drops here.
The experiment was a success with touching and fun responses from fans nationwide, and he wants all artists from around the world to share in that experience. Here is his call to “arms” taken directly from his site:
All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving. I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!
Here’s how it works:
- Draw a picture and hide it somewhere
- Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combo of both
- Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media platform of your choice. Tag it with #artdropday
- Wait for response or hang around to meet someone new.
Keep a look out for some art from us and from artists around the globe! Hope to see you participate too.