Art Break Day 2018 is Here!

Stop, in the name of art! Friday, September 7th is Art Break Day, opens a new window.

Art Is for Everyone

Art Break Day is a movement to encourage people of all ages to take a little time out of their day to do a little art. It doesn't matter if you're a fine artist or a doodler or dabbler. You can work with paint or pencil, clay or the fluffy stuff Muppets are made out of. The point is: just do it! Take a break, and let your mind and hands get creative.

Art Break Day happens the first Friday of every September and was founded by the nonprofit Art is Moving, opens a new window. It's an international phenomenon, with a variety of everyday places hosting free pop-up art activities, space, and supplies. San Mateo County Libraries and Bookmobile want you to come join us as we make art together!

Art Is Healthy

As Art is Moving points out on its website, art has many benefits, opens a new window, including:

  • decreases stress
  • enhances memory and mood
  • helps conquer fears
  • is meditative
  • has a positive affect on your health

Let's Make Art!

San Mateo County Libraries will offer art materials and space this Art Break Day-- all you need to do is bring your creativity and willingness to give it a try! Take a look at our full list of events!

Favorite Art Books

Check out these cool and fun art books for all ages!

Art Lab for Kids

Henri's Scissors

Beautiful Oops!

Little Hands Create!

Mouse Paint

Viva Frida

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book

The Art Book

What type of art do you like to make? Let us know in the comments below!