Join us to spread inspiration on February 20th every year! Random Acts of Poetry & Art Day is an international day of inspiration and giving, founded in 2012. As an artistic pay-it-forward movement, our purpose is to spread the joy of the creative process. Wherever you live, please join us in creating gifts of visual art and poetry, to help brighten someone else’s day. It’s up to you what you do!
A Few Examples:
* Leave behind free poetry cards or quotes at coffee houses, cafés, and libraries.
* Give away mini works of art / handmade jewelry / pottery / knitted scarves or hats to hospitals, shelters, schools, or nursing homes.
* Donate art prints and poetry books to non-profit organizations.
* Mail an unexpected, handmade gift to someone who is coping with an illness, a challenging time, or recovering from surgery.
Create, be inspired, and share photos of your Random Acts of Poetry & Art on our Facebook page sharing thread. Who knows? You could change someone’s day in an instant, with the gift of art and poetry!
Our RAPA Day organizers include: Cristina M. R. Norcross (WI), Sonya S. Sinha (NY), and Jennifer S. J. Peña (NJ).
“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”