Monday, 3 March 2008

39 Art Weekend (Thank You Art Weekend)

39 Art Weekend (thank you art weekend)
Date: Sat 8th & Sun 9th March 2008
Place: Various venues in Merseyside

Enjoy a gallery crawl, celebrate art & receive special offers!

“39 Art Day” (Thank You Art Day) is March 9th. It’s a special day to appreciate, promote,
and otherwise positively engage ourselves in contemporary art worldwide.
This year as March 9th falls on Sunday and some places may be closed that day, we,
the Liverpool Art community decided to make it a weekend-long celebration!

On March 8th and 9th, various art galleries and artists in Liverpool are organising special
events or giving you special offers e.g. discount on artworks & goods, free gifts, welcome
refreshment upon arrival or lucky draw etc.

Confirmed art venues and organisations include, Artfinder’s Gallery, Bluecoat Display Centre, Dot-art, Editions, Eggspace,
FACT bookshop, Gallery4allarts, Gostins Gallery,, New Bright Art,
Pete Carr, Red Dot Exhibitions and View Two Gallery.

Ian Jackson, Director of, says “We are really pleased that so many
galleries and artists are participating again this year. It has already been a very busy and
successful start to 2008 with numerous arts events but we feel it is important that we remind
ourselves to visit galleries, enjoy fantastic works by local talents, re-discover the rich and
vibrant artistic environment we are fortunate enough to have in Liverpool and say ‘Thank You Art’.”

For full details on the events and offers, please check the websites below;
39 Art Day website (Worldwide listing):
Artinliverpool website (Liverpool only):

Review of the 2007 Events:

What is 39 Art Day on March 9th ?
39 Art Day ( was initiated by a Japanese artist Yoshiaki Kaihatsu ( )
in 2000 to foster the appreciation of contemporary art in Japan, the country where support for contemporary
art is still weak at best, if not altogether absent. In Japanese, "thank you" rhymes with 3/9 (san-kyuu),
because there is no "th" sound in Japanese and the Japanese people tend to pronounce "th" as "s."
Thus, 39 Art Day is on March 9th.

A number of art galleries/spaces, as well as individual artists and internet-based entities around the globe
are offering special tie-in events on March 9th. The aim is to encourage people to enjoy a gallery-crawl
and think about art on the day.? Participants are from Japan, Germany, Ireland, USA, Hong Kong, Netherlands and UK.

Liverpool was the first UK city to join in 2007, organised by

Learn more about 39 Art Day: Official website
For further enquiries, contact CIC via
Email: (Ian or Minako Jackson)
Phone: 0151 707 3510
or contact individual art venues listed on the websites.

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