In it’s 2nd year, Bodypainting Day promises 100 fully nude models painted by 75 artists in the public streets of New York City. The event takes place on Saturday, July 18 from noon-4:00PM (rain date 7/19) at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at 47th Street & 2nd Avenue. The theme of Bodypainting Day is “What the World Needs Now…” and at 4pm all artists and models will march to the UN, followed by a double-decker bus ride around the city.
The purpose of the event is to promote free artistic expression, human connection through art and body acceptance. The models that will be painted are every day people of various ages, sizes and genders, including a trans-gender model, plus size models, and cancer survivors. Select volunteers from the public can sign up to get painted as well.
For more information, visit www.bodypaintingday.org