International Sculpture Day

International Sculpture Day History, Celebration, Quotes Last Saturday of April

The International Sculpture Day is celebrated every last Saturday of April each year. This day aims to unite sculptors and sculpture enthusiasts to spend an enjoyable day together where sculptors can show off their works and admirers and appreciate these works.International Sculpture Day

About the International Sculpture Day

During the International Sculpture Day, people from different countries all around the world join the activities dedicated for this one of a kind celebration. They join workshops, demonstrations, tours, and exhibits. Artists and non-artists alike enjoy this special day.


International Sculpture Day was founded by the International Sculpture Center in 2015. They wanted to promote sculpting to all the people, encourage artists to make sculptures, recognize outstanding sculptors, and further the knowledge of people about the contributions of sculpture to art and society.


As mentioned earlier, the International Sculpture Day is celebrated every last Saturday of April each year. This means that the upcoming International Sculpture Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 24, .

Why Celebrate

The main reason why you should celebrate this day is for you to be able to appreciate sculptures as impressive works of art. It is also a good day to show your appreciation to sculptors for all the hard work and effort they have put into making their own pieces.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the International Sculpture Day as best as it can be:

Admire the Works of Art

One good idea for your celebration of this day is to admire the works of art by sculptors. They have dedicated their time and effort in making sculptures so that people can have something to stare at and be fascinated with. You may want to go to the museum to see these outstanding works of art.

Make a Sculpture

Another good idea for your celebration of this day is to make a sculpture. It doesn’t matter if you are knowledgeable in it or not. If not, then this would be a good opportunity for you to learn. It is actually fun. Though it may be frustrating at first, once you have made a piece on your own, it would be fulfilling. Even more so when people start to appreciate your work.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #InternationalSculptureDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this special day.

International Sculpture Day Quotes

“Stones dream of shapes they might become. The sculptor has but to listen.” ― Thurin-Jon

“You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.” ― Henri Matisse

“The greatest artist does not have any concept, which a single piece of marble does not itself contain, within its excess, though only, a hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti

“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Authors can write stories without people assuming that they are autobiographies, but songwriters and poets are often considered to be the characters in their works. I like Michelangelo’s vision, ‘I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ― Criss Jami

“The key to understanding any people is in its art: its writing, painting, sculpture.” ― Louis L’Amour

“Stars are always dancing. Sometimes they dance twinkling away with the rhythm of your joyful heart and sometimes they dance without movement to embrace your heartache as if frozen sculptures of open-armed sadness.” ― Munia Khan

“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt” ― Christian Boltanski

“I became an artist because I wanted to be an active participant in the conversation about art.” ― Kamand Kojouri

“If your educe sculpture to the flat plane of the temporal experience of the work. (…) the experience of the work is inseparable from the place in which the work resides. Apart from that condition, any experience of the work is a deception.” ― Richard Serra