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Be on the lookout for artwork today

WESTFIELD – Today is World Art Drop Day, and in Westfield, lucky residents will find original works of art hidden throughout the city.

ArtWorks Westfield supports the annual event and touted it as “a creative game of hide and seek or maybe an art treasure hunt.”

Artists will hide original works – paintings, drawing, poems and more – around the city for anyone to find and keep.

“World Art Drop day has become a tradition for the ArtWorks Westfield team,” said Bill Westfield, president of the Westfield arts & cultural group. “It is a really fun way to bring so many different members of the community together. The artists love sharing their creativity and the art seekers love to discover these small treasures of creativity scattered across the city. It is a very good thing for Westfield.”

Professionals and amateurs are encouraged to participate by hiding their work then taking a photo of the work and/or the location it was dropped and post it on social media. The artist should post a few clues as to the location if it is not obvious from the photo.

ArtWorks also encourages artists to post the photos on the ArtWorks Facebook and Instagram and use #artdropday and #artdropdayWestfield with all your posts and clues.

“Leave instructions for whoever finds the artwork to share a photo of the found artwork and where it was found for all of us to see,” states the ArtWorks Facebook page. “Selfies with the artwork is cool.”

According to Westerlind, in previous years, artists have focused their drops in areas around downtown Westfield, inside businesses, on the green, by the clock tower etc. Stanley Park and Hampton Ponds have been past sites as well.

Hope E. Tremblay can be reached at [email protected]



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