All Nantucket Elementary and Middle School Children PARTICIPATED TODAY IN ONE OF THE LARGEST CHILDREN’S ART EVENTS IN HISTORY….EVERYARTIST LIVE!
This morning, 1,300 student-artists from The Elementary School, the Cyrus Pierce Middle School, the Nantucket New School, and the Nantucket Lighthouse School participated in one of the largest children’s art events in history, called Everyartist Live!, engaging middle and elementary school children in a nationwide celebration of art and creativity.
Today, 1,300 Nantucket students from four different island schools, along with over 300,000 children across the US who signed up to participate, came together to create original pieces of artwork with the theme of gratitude in mind. Their creative canvases were displayed in their local communities and online. Video of todays Nantucket event: vvine.co/v/hFgKqFBPVFi
In April of 2012, more than 8,500 children from the Bentonville School District came together to fill a football field with their works of art, now displayed in a mural at the intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue in Bentonville, near the Walmart Museum. Watch Video
The event, Everyartist Live!, was created by Everyartist.me, an organization that seeks to foster the creative development of children around the country. The Nantucket event has been organized and sponsored by Windwalker Real Estate.
Alan Worden, President of Windwalker said, “The world our children will inherit in 10 years doesn’t even exist yet. To survive and thrive in an ever changing and complex world we need to foster a creative mindset in children. The Everyartist Event is a great opportunity to spark creativity while allowing island children to connect with 300,000 other student-artists across the country.”
Windwalker is funded the project, organized volunteers to ensure the smooth execution of the event, managing transportation issues, connecting to the national organization, and arranging for the art work to be displayed on-island.
Following the event, parents and students can upload artwork through the Everyartist.me app and join the national conversation about why #CREATIVITYMATTERS on Twitter & Facebook.
Everyartist.me, 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.
Find out more about how Everyartist came to be and how to get involved click here: everyartist.me