What makes your heart sing? What fuels your creative fire?

It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said, "Do one thing a day that scares you". With those words, Roosevelt beckoned people to wake up to their fears, to wake up to their desires.

In January 2012, Fun-A-Day Providence asks this of the community.

Okay, so, maybe it's not THAT serious.

A FREE community art challenge, Fun-A-Day Providence invites all and any to do something creative every day during the month of January 2012 and kick off the New Year with a creative bang.

Write a letter-a-day, paint a picture-a-day, take a walk-a-day. The options are endless; the possibilities are limitless.

Derived on the premise that "everyone is an artist, everything we do is art" all ideas and people are welcomed.

Start creating on January first. Wake up feeling too hazy? Start on the 2nd. Fun-A-Day is not about rules or guilt- it's about fun!

Still not "on track"? On January 4th, join Fun-A-Day at Sherri's Café 101, at 101 Dyer St in Providence for a launch party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Meet with the organizers, get inspired, connect with a community of creative minds to discuss your ideas.

Fun-A-Day Providence is in it's second year, and culminates in an art opening and community celebration. Last year, Fun-A-Day boasted over 40 participant artists, and more than 300 people came to the show!

Come see this year's projects Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th from 7pm - 11pm, at the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA), 1560 Westminster Street, Providence. Samurai-A-Day, Thread-A-Day, Song-A-Day and more were displayed.

Fun-A-Day was started by the ArtClash Collective in Philadelphia 8 years ago. The idea caught on and is now in over 10 cities through out the U.S. Last year, Philadelphia-native Joanna Schwartz decided to bring a part of her beloved Philly to Providence. She gathered a group of volunteer organizers through word-of-mouth, and Craigslist.

This inspired group of Rhode Island natives and transplants, with a passion for creativity and community had a blast planning the first Fun-A-Day Providence and are thrilled to be doing it again.

Fun-A-Day Providence seeks both participants and event volunteers. To learn more about Fun-A-Day Providence, and how to participate, visit: www.funadayprov.org. Go there to check out projects from last year, and display your work in progress if you choose. Join our online community and "like" "Fun-a-Day Providence" on Facebook. To contact the organizers directly, email create@funadayprov.org.

To learn about Fun-A-Days in other cities, or the origin of the idea, go to: www.artclash.com


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