By Shauna Caldwell
Appalachian State University will host its third Art Drop Day on Tuesday, April 4. Illustrator and founder of Art Drop Day Jake Parker designed the global art campaign to connect the planet with art. "Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of art and tell someone where to find it," he said. "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."
The goal of Art Drop is to bring people who create together as a giving community and generate a treasure hunt for artwork. Participation is simple and includes five steps:
- Create a piece of art and include your email address and the Facebook page event "Appalachian State Art Drop Day" on the back of the art.
- Place your art in a weatherproof bag.
- Hide your art somewhere on campus and take a photo of it in its hiding spot.
- Post your photo, the name of the building closest to your hiding spot, and a hint on the Facebook event page.
- Feel free to stick around to share stories with the person who finds your piece, or wait for them to email you.
Senior art education major Shauna Caldwell organized this semester's Art Drop Day.
"There is so much gratitude for our incredible art community," she said. "Let's keep expanding into the community!"