It's the first Tuesday in September, which means it's World Art Drop Day. Denver Arts & Venues is celebrating World Art Drop Day by dropping clues and miniature blue bears around Denver that resemble Lawrence Argent’s “I See What You Mean"; Arts & Venues will be taking photos of the blue bears, the hiding spot or a combination of both, and posting to social media using the hashtags #artdropday and #artdropdenver. And you can add to the artistic scavenger hunt, too: You leave a piece of your artwork somewhere in the city and announce where it is on social media — maybe Instagram, which artist Koko Bayer uses for her tiny walls project. Just remember to include a photo and a hint as to where you’ve placed the piece, and post it under the hashtag #artdropday.
Although Denver is definitely celebrating the day, it can't take credit for the concept itself. It's the brainchild of Utah's Jake Parker, who wants everyone in the world to feel more connected to their hometowns and the artists who live there. Parker (follow him on Instagram) just got back from a cross-country trip during which he spread the word about Art Drop Day, and also left work all over the United States where lucky art enthusiasts can find it..
But once you find a piece of art, whether in Denver or elsewhere, you need to give back — by putting a piece of your art out in the world. There's an info sheet you can print out to attach to the art, explaining the concept: Consider it artistic karma..