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World Collage Day was 13 May 2023.

World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, we invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. World Collage Day is about artists connecting across borders against a global context of entrenchment and separation. And the day is about an art medium that excels at bringing different things together to create new forms and new ways of thinking. Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine, writes, “We created World Collage Day because we wanted to honour this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like.”




Cut, Torn & Mended online exhibition & zine

10AM-ongoing BST
Spilt Milk Gallery

Cut, Torn & Mended is an online exhibition and printed zine bringing together the collage works of thirty Spilt Milk artists from different parts of the world. This year, Spilt Milk Gallery CIC are pleased to be joining the World Collage Day initiative by embracing their international community of artist (m)others and encouraging new audiences to engage with their work online and from home. As well as viewing the exhibition on their website, they are encouraging people to make a collage of their own inspired by the exhibition. Anyone can get involved by downloading a cut out sheet from their website to print at home and make their own collage. Together with the online exhibition, they have produced a limited number of printed zines featuring all thirty artists along with a new essay written by Lauren McLaughlin. The zine will also include high quality printed copies of the ‘Spilt Milk’ cut-out sheet. MORE


Celebration of World Collage Day

Crawford Condominiums Community Room
415 Stanton Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010

To mark International Collage Day, local Ames artists will present a hands-on collage event. It is free to attend, but advanced registration is required. The day will begin with a presentation on various styles of collage by several local collage artists, including Bob Anders, Deb Anders-Bond, Kathy Svec, Susan Norris and possibly others. Following the presentation, materials will be provided for participants to create their own artworks to take home. The artists will be available for assistance and tips in what should be a leisurely day of art activities. MORE


Virtual Collage Jam Live at Gladstone House

Gladstone House and Online
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6

Join your fellow Collage Jammers, in person or online, as they collage on the optional prompt of “At the Corner of Collage & Queen”. They’ll be in Gladstone House’s chic Robinson Room on the main floor just off the Melody Bar, and you’ll be able to bring in snacks and drinks from the Bistro to enjoy while you collage. The collage session runs from 1-4pm on Saturday May 13, 2023, and Kal and Kim will be live-streaming the World Collage Day edition of Virtual Collage Jam from 1:30-3:30pm. Basic supplies will be provided: scissors, knives, cutting mats, gluesticks and collage materials. Feel free to bring some of your own, too. Tickets must be purchased in advance. MORE


Second Chance for Life

10AM-Noon (kids) & 7-9PM (art & wine workshop)
Cafeteria Elefante Amarillo
Km 12.5 Carretera Sur

Elefante Amarillo invites you to commemorate World Collage Day creating your own collage artwork with two inspiring workshops, one for kids and one for adults in the format of Art&Wine. Join collage artist Karla Cecilia Rodriguez who will guide you in creating your own masterpiece through demonstrations, ideas and techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own collage material of various kinds (scraps, magazines, papers, recycled materials) in order to transform them into works of art. Space is limited, so they encourage everyone to register in advance to secure your spot. Finished artworks will be posted on social media. MORE


World Collage Day Meet-up at TVMA

10:30AM-12:30PM CDT
Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
511 North Water Street
Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674

Join artist Taryn Chase Jackson for a cut-and-paste meet-up to mark the annual, international celebration of World Collage Day. Materials (paper, magazines, scissors, and glue sticks) will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own—including vintage books, photographs, ticket stubs and other ephemera. No experience is necessary and drop-ins are welcome. Jackson will help you get started, provide tips, and have examples on hand for inspiration. MORE


Archéologie Surréaliste

6 May:
Les Z’Ateliers
Place de l’Église
Houffalize 6660

13 May:
Le Presbytère de Ruette
Rue l’Abbé Dorion 1
Virton 6760

As a collage artist, Nancy Dominique has a particular interest in 19th century engravings, the very ones that inspired the surrealists from the late 1920s. She found in magazines of the time (Magasin Pittoresque) the original engravings used by these artists. In two face-to-face workshops, as well as in a Facebook group, she proposes to interested artists to play with these engravings, to immerse themselves in the great era of Surrealism, and then to compare with the collages created by Max Ernst and Max Bucaille. For those who do not have old engravings, she will provide cut-out pages. The face-to-face experience is more suitable for people who are new to collage. MORE


Pittsburgh Collage Collective World Collage Day Extravaganza

VFW Morningside Post 3945
1820 Morningside Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

The Pittsburgh Collage Collective announces its first-ever World Collage Day Extravaganza.  Tickets are $35 per person and include a hot lunch, beverages, dedicated work space, optional group activities, artist “demonstration stations,” and raffles/door prizes. (Discounts are available for individuals on a fixed income; see details in registration form.) This event is limited to 45 people. Tickets on sale now through April 30th. MORE


Coffee & Collage Club with Marcia Rosenberger

Alpharrabio Second-hand Bookstore and Publisher
Rua Dr. Eduardo Monteiro, 151, Jardim Bela Vista
Santo André, São Paulo 09041-300

The first meeting of the Coffee & Collage Club will be held on a very special date: May 13, 2023 in celebration of World Collage Day. Alpharrabio Second-hand Bookstore and Publisher, a cultural reference throughout the Great ABC (SP) region, will host this free meeting where participants will have the opportunity to practice this artistic technique together, sharing experiences and ideas about their creative processes. Each participant must bring their own material, however some supplies will be made available in the shop. During the event there will be a raffle of books and collage kits. Registration must be completed using the online form. MORE


Intermission – World Collage Day FREE Creative Collage Workshop

10AM-Noon BST
Louth Library
Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0LY

Intermission is a new, bespoke, three-dimensional structure, creating an exhibition and performance space; a place to pause and consider, through new and surprising way of encountering art, incorporating sound, collage and painted surfaces. There will be two live ‘performances’ during each of the three installations, an opportunity for people to take part themselves and be immersed in the experience. Workshops in schools and public places aimed at families and young people will generate content to be included in the artwork. The first public workshop takes place on 13 May, World Collage Day, at Louth Library from 10AM-Noon. Participants are invited to come along to this free and friendly creative session, to create some collage artworks that will be incorporated into the Intermission installation. Come back to the live event to see how your contribution has taken shape in the final artwork. MORE


Celebrate World Collage Day with ArtJournalSnacks

10-11:30AM PDT

This livestream will be hosted by Dr. Erin Partridge, an art therapist and resident artist for ArtJournalSnacks. She will teach you some best practices for collaging and more. You do not need to be an ArtJournalSnacks subscriber to join this livestream. Participants will see demonstrations, get ideas, and learn some new techniques for creating collages. They will also have the opportunity to share their work with others. Suggested materials: Scissors, gluestick, collage material of various kinds (magazines, papers, natural materials), other mark-making tools like markers, colored pencil, crayon, and acrylic paint. Email Dr. Erin for more info. 


Collage Art Workshop

10AM-Noon AEST
Fabio Borges Art Studio & Showroom
9-27 Moorgate Street
Chippendale, New South Wales 2008

Collage art is a versatile and fun medium that allows you to express your creativity and bring your ideas to life. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration you need to create beautiful and meaningful collages. In this two hour session, you’ll explore the world of collage art, learn some tips and tricks, and create your own one-of-a-kind artwork. Scissors, cutters, and glues will be provided, but don’t forget to bring along some magazines, books, and personal prints that you want to incorporate into your masterpiece. This is the perfect opportunity to unwind, express your creativity, and connect with other like-minded individuals. During the workshop, you’ll have two hours to find your inspiration, sort through images, and experiment with different layouts and image positioning. The teacher will also guide you through some expert tips on gluing and help you achieve a balanced and cohesive composition. MORE


Exquisite Community

15 March-13 May 2023
Lajja Space
10851 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Artists in the Portland, Oregon area of the Pacific Northwest are again passing folded packets of paper among themselves. Based on the “Exquisite Corpse”, of the Surrealists a century ago, theirs is renamed to reflect a collective vitality. Participants each secretly create their bodily section, unseen by the next, to have all revealed in an exhibition on World Collage Day held at Lajja Space in Milwaukie, OR, just outside Portland. MJ Connors Davison will host a collage workshop there on 13 May from 10AM-3PM, followed by an artists’ reception from 4-7PM. You can email Davison for more info.


Much Ado About Cutting: A Call to Collage

10 May, 2-5PM CDT
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

Join teaching artist, LaVonna Varnado-Brown at the NOMA on the second wednesday in May (May 10) to spend intentional time nurturing imagination, prioritizing play, and exploring the medium of collage. The call is to artists of any age and all skill levels. Join them as they reflect on community and creativity inspired by the collage works currently on exhibit. MORE


Memories of You

7 April-8 May 2023

Polaroids Collage Club invites you to take part in their Open Call that honours memories of people who matters to us. They encourage you to create collages based on your memories, delicately frozen in time, blurred, faded and preserved with photographs. Collages inspired by snapshots of emotions, precious moments and life journeys. Memories of people who shaped our life in one way or another, those who perhaps are not with us anymore, and people who still live amongst us. Think of relation with that person. Good times and sad ones. They all add value to our memories. See the full call to artists for submission details. The work can be viewed under the #polaroidscollageclub_wcd_2023 hashtag. MORE


World Collage Day Workshop

Islip Arts Council Gallery
1701 Sunrise Highway
Bay Shore, New York 11706

Join collage artist Brian Geraghty as you create your very own collage masterpiece on an 8.5″x11″ panel. All supplies are included. This event is for adults and teens looking to dive into the art of collage. From beginners to advanced students, instructor Geraghty will help students tap into their creative side. MORE


Call for Art: Cut & Paste: Collage Exhibition

Deadline: 3 May 2023
Islip Arts Council Gallery
1701 Sunrise Highway
Bay Shore, New York 11706

This Open Call invites visual artists working in 2D and 3D collage. Collage offers a chance for artists to create unimaginable scenarios with boundless imagery. From beginners to professional artists working in the field, Islip Arts Council Gallery invites all to dive into this artform and celebrate World Collage Day with them on May 13. Artists may submit up to 3 works. The entry fee is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Accepted artists will be notified by email on May 4. The opening reception will take place on May 13, 5-7PM on World Collage Day at Islip Arts Council Gallery. MORE


Collage Workshop

Noon-1:30PM PDT
210 Seattle
210 South Washington Street
Seattle, Washington 98104

Open to all creative levels, this workshop focuses on high-level methodology and best practices from local artist, Lauren Wilcox. Connect with Seattle’s creative community, understand collage as a visual language, explore composition with shape, color, and texture, dive into the possibilities of recycled material, and leave with one-of-a-kind works. All supplies will be provided. MORE


World Collage Day Workshop with Lance Rothstein

Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

After more than ten years of making street art out of street trash, Instructor Lance Rothstein, (AKA @fanclub.13) will guide this special workshop to commemorate World Collage Day. A quick half-hour introduction and discussion of the practice, will be followed by a half-hour scavenger hunt around the few blocks surrounding the Morean Arts Center to gather some materials. These found items, along with a basket full of fun scraps brought by the artist, will be transformed by the participants into intricate works of art celebrating the long tradition of collage artists such as Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Ray Johnson, Picasso, Braque, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist. Participants are encouraged to bring their own scraps if they feel like gathering some beforehand, and also to bring their preferred collaging tools such as scissors, pen knife, cutting mat, etc… if they have them, but all supplies will be provided for everyone. Finished artworks will be shared on social media using the hashtag #WorldCollageDay2023 and we will also view work being made around the world in conjunction with the event. MORE


Trashed: Art as Diversion

5 May, 5PM-3 June, 5:30PM ADT
Cuts and Paste Gallery
101 – 5663 Cornwallis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1B6

A group exhibition that delves into the issues surrounding waste through collage and assemblage; an artform that celebrates the re-routing of items headed to the landfill into art. Collaborative installations, solo work from gallery artists and information accessed through QR codes are placed side by side to draw attention to the problem of waste and the solutions available. Attendees can expect to see collage and assemblage art that highlights the reuse of materials while also learning about the issues here at home, how we can reduce our creation of waste and creative ways waste is being diverted from the landfill. Opening night for this exhibition is scheduled for World Collage Day, May 13th from 5-8PM and the show will run until 3 June during regular gallery hours. MORE



Largo Residências
Quartel GNR – Largo do Cabeço da Bola
Lisbon 1150-081

Join Collage Working Club for their bi-monthy SCISSOR SESSIONS collage drop in Open Day Fiesta! With the same intention as a regular SCISSOR SESSIONS (an informal meet up where the group shares, discusses and makes collage) but for World Collage Day the session will be free and they invite you to bring drinks and snacks to share with the group. Some glue and scissors provided but it is advised to bring your own as it might be busier then usual. Please RSVP by sending an email with your interest in participation as space is limited. MORE


World Collage Day Adult Workshop

11AM-1:30PM IST
The Linenhall Arts Centre
Linenhall Street
Castlebar, Co. Mayo F23 AN24

Join Hazel Walker, Atlantic Technological University lecturer on the B.A. in contemporary art practices, for an adult art workshop for World Collage Day. Participants are encouraged to bring any magazines, paper scraps etc they wish to incorporate into their work. MORE


The Joy of Collage

Union Street Gallery
1527 Otto Boulevard
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60466

Union Street Gallery seeks to be a resource for artists through exhibitions, studio spaces, and community. Come experience the joy of collage art! No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. MORE


Collage Workshop

The Craft Room
Laufenstrasse 70
Basel 4053

Join Ana Paula Barros and Anja Rusterholtz to celebrate World Collage Day with an inspiring afternoon of collage making in Basel on May 13th from 2-5pm. Discover the versatility and creativity of this art form during a brief talk and presentation of great artworks from different artists around the world. Then, develop your own works and share a nice and creative experience. The event is free and intended for adults. Spots are limited, so register to secure your spot. MORE


Journée mondiale de l’art du collage au Musée Artcolle

Musée Artcolle
1 Place du Général de Gaulle
Plémet 22210

The Musée Artcolle will be open from 2PM-5:30PM for World Collage Day with free admittance. The public will be able to see, in addition to the 200 works by 180 artists from 23 nations, which bear witness to the history and evolution of the art of collage from 1821 to 2021, the new acquisitions made by the Musée Artcolle in the year 2022, including, among others, works by Bernard Mandeville, Catherine Eugène, Guy Savel, Jean-Claude Delambre and Sylvia Netcheva. Artists will be present to welcome visitors. The Musée Artcolle was created in 2009 by the collagist Pierre Jean Varet, author of 30 books devoted to the art of collage, its history, its techniques, and its actors. MORE


Hello Collage

Palacio de Minería
Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México
Mexico City 06000

This will be a day to focus on collage and its sparkle. Selene Ramírez will lead a couple of workshops, one for children and one for adults, as well a dialogue with three inspiring speakers who will talk about their different views on creativity and be able to enjoy 2 hours to make collage together before the sun goes down. MORE


Introduction to Collage

12 May, 3:30PM-14 May, 8PM CEST
Antico Archivio di Manziana
Largo Firenze 7
Manziana 00066

On the 12th (afternoon), the 13th and 14th of May 2023, in honor of the 6th world Collage Day there will be spontaneous daily meet ups to make collages together during opening hours as well as a daily guided workshop introducing collage and collage making at set hours. The event is open to the public. Collage material will be available. Participants can create collages freely or follow a guided workshop or both. Little collage packets will be handed out to visitors. All collages will be exhibited as they are created along with some works of collage artists Ariane Valesqua and Elsa Leone. At the end of the event refreshments will be available and a showcase of collages made by participants will take place. MORE


Collage Club World Collage Day Workshop: Fight the Power!

Magic Carpet Gallery
27 Paris Street
Exeter, Devon EX1 2JB

Work with pictures rescued from old books to create new stories about heroic futures. As an output of Inky Fingers’ recycled notebook making, the group has a growing selection of images, photographs and illustrations. They run a regular, themed Collage Club and will be marking World Collage Day with a delve into early and mid-20th Century illustrations and cartoons about action, adventure, champions and heroes. Come and make your cartoon-strip stories about the futures you would like to be a part of. We will encourage you to develop your ideas through a contemporary, activist lens – Fight oppression! Save the Bees! Eliminate the heteronormative patriarchy! All property is theft! MAKE TOTAL DESTROY! MORE


Collage Week at River City Gallery

5-13 May
River City Gallery
321 Main Street
LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54601

See a special exhibit of collage art by local artists during the month of May, with a kick-off at the First Friday Art Walk on May 5. Help create a collaborative collage on Saturday, May 13 between 10AM-3PM. Register for a “Paper Painting” collage class at the Gallery on Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7:30PM or Tuesday, May 9, 10:30AM-12:30PM. Anyone can view the art and participate in the collaborative collage with no reservation or fee. The class is limited to age 12+ and requires pre-registration and pre-payment. MORE


Collage! on World Collage Day

Arts Warehouse
313 NE 3rd Street
Delray Beach, Florida 33444

To celebrate World Collage Day, this hands-on art workshop, led by teaching artist Kim Rae Taylor, will explore various collage techniques with a broad range of media, including unique papers, old books, fabric, lettering, photocopies, and magazines. All materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring collage materials of their own to create more personal works of art. Collage making is accessible to everyone, and provides opportunity to create dynamic, thought provoking imagery for personal expression. Registration is required. MORE



University Library Svetozar Markovic
Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 71
Belgrade 11000

For World Collage Day, collage artist Šejma Fere is organizing a two-day workshop that will gather professional artists and members of the community to work side by side. They will work from a vast array of printed magazines, advertisements, newspapers and other sources. All materials will be provided. With this collective event they want to celebrate and spread the recuperating collage spirit. After the event, a small printed edition will be published with works and texts about collage in Belgrade. The event is organized with the kind support of the University Library Svetozar Marković. MORE


Adults with Disabilities Collage, Too

Noon-1:30PM CDT
EOC Tech Adult Day Center
4601 North Choctaw Road
Choctaw, Oklahoma 73020

Participants at Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Adult Day Center, with a variety of disabilities, will create collage pieces to share with the world on the group’s Facebook page. MORE


International Call for Collage Art: Faces in Collage

Deadline: April 10, 2023

Collage-Lab announces an International Call for Collage Art for World Collage Day 2023. Collage-Lab and everydaypaper will choose collage artists from around the world to feature in the upcoming print publication called “The Faces of Collage.” Additionally, selected artists will be featured in an online art exhibit, coinciding with World Collage Day. To apply, create one cut and paste, paper, analog collage that best represents your artistic style as a self-portrait or portrait in the theme of “The Faces of Collage”. One entry per artist. No entry fee. Selected artists will be notified no later than April 15, 2023. Book will be scheduled for publication in time for World Collage Day 2023. Book will be published as a print-on-demand softcover and Kindle ebook and available through Amazon. See the full call to artists for details on how to submit. MORE


Coastal Bend Collage Exhibition

Deadline: April 10, 2023
The Gallery at Anita Diebel Studio
111 North Austin Street
Rockport, Texas 78232

Local-Glue announces a Call for Collage Art for World Collage Day 2023. Local-Glue and everydaypaper will choose collage artists from around the Coastal Bend Region of Texas to feature in an upcoming exhibit in Downtown Rockport for World Collage Day. Selected artists may also be in an upcoming print publication. The reception for the exhibit will take place on World Collage Day, May 13, 2023, at the Gallery at Anita Diebel Studio, during Rockport’s Austin Street Art Walk. Read the full call to artists for details on how to submit. MORE


Dance in Collages 2023

Deadline: Saturday, 15 April 2023
Karel Poppich Theatre
Čs. partyzánů 6, Chrudim IV
Chrudim 537 01

This exhibition of collages will be held during the 20th International Festival Jazz Dance Open in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The art will be installed in The Karel Pippich Theatre Chrudim 1 May-20 June 2023. The topic is “Dance” in general. How you interpret that is up to you. Collages can be either analog or digital. Artists can EMAIL one piece of art, scanned at a high resolution in jpg format. The deadline to send your art is 15 April 2023. Selected collages will be printed on exhibition panels. Please indicate your name and address in the e-mail. MORE


The Personal Is Political: Group Exhibition at Atelier 818

4-10PM PDT
Atelier 818
818 East 18th Avenue (rear entrance)
Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 1C9

The Personal is Political raises the question: How is the personal interwoven with the political of everyday life? Featured artists include Allison Hardy, Jean Lee, Jessie McNeil, Melanie Olson, Paige Kurpjuweit, Shirley Wiebe. The group exhibition runs from April 3rd to May 27th with an Opening Reception on Saturday May 13th, 4pm-10pm. Preview in April available by appointment and Finissage Saturday May 26th, 2-6pm. Atelier 8.18 is a hidden art gallery that continues to program dynamic work in a present tense world. MORE


World of Collage

Saturday, May 6th, 1-4PM EDT
Park Towne Place (Lower Level of Park Towne Center)
2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Please join us in the Lower Level of Towne Center from 1-4PM on Saturday, May 6th, for a celebration of all things collage! In honor of World Collage Day InLiquid is partnering with Philadelphia CollageWorks to celebrate the imaginative, fun, and carefree World of Collage. Choose among four activities and create a variety of collage art to take home or share as a gift with friends and family. Play and experiment with a variety of papers, assemble a 3-D collage, and contribute to a Community Collage Quilt Project. There will be kid-friendly collage art activities and something for all levels, from beginners to experts. MORE


Collage in Notting Hill

11:00AM-2:30PM BST
Notting Hill
London W2

This is the inaugural event for the London Collage Collective which will take place at Emily Marbach’s kitchen table. Numbers are restricted so apply immediately if you are interested. DM Marbach @collagenottinghill on Instagram to apply or if you have any questions. This session is only for experienced and dedicated collagists. The group will be working on collaborative pieces. Marbach will supply collaging materials but you will need to bring your own scissors and substrates. MORE


Holy (Post)Cards from Prague

through 31 May 2023
Prague | International | Online

In the Christian tradition, holy cards are small pocket-sized pictures for the use of the faithful that usually present a saint with prayers on the back. The circulation of these cards is an important part of the visual folk culture. Child Jesus is still the most popular holy card. The veneration of the Prague Infant Jesus had spread all over the world. In the church where the original statue is housed, it is ritually cared for and dressed by the Carmelite sisters, who change the Infant Jesus’ clothing to one of the one hundred costumes donated by the faithful as gifts of devotion. The Spanish and Portuguese travelled with pictures and statues of the Infant Jesus over the Atlantic Ocean to the colonial countries in South America. Thanks to missionaries, colonisers, and European immigrants, the Infant Jesus is known in India, China, the Philippines, and in North America. In honor of World Collage Day, kosmo_nauty is releasing a brand new edition of collage kits to remember the Prague Infant Jesus. She is celebrating her sixth year with an array of World Collage Day projects. kosmo_nauty is mailing a limited number of collage kits, with a content of selected thematic material. In each analog collage kit you will find assorted vintage colored materials and ephemeral cutouts, and figure of the Prague Infant Jesus for creating your own Holy card. Shape your own vestment of the Prague Infant Jesus! Email your address to receive a unique numbered collage kit. You can share your collage on Instagram using the hashtag #workshopskosmo_nauty (and tag @kosmo_nauty) or you can email your entry. EMAIL FOR MORE INFO


World Collage Day Celebration with Berkshire Art Center

9:30AM-9PM EDT
Berkshire Art Center
13 Willard Hill Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262

Berkshire Art Center is offering a daylong celebration of collage with collage classes, workshops, and inspiration throughout the day both virtually and in-person. Workshops include a virtual morning welcome and collage activity “Layer by Layer Collage: Create Meaning with Collage” led by Karen Arp-Sandel, as well as workshops throughout the day, both in-person and online with Diane Firtell, Caissa Hadash, Darlene Sardinsky, and more. BAC will also be holding two free in-person collage making events: a “Parent and Me Art Meetup” for the whole family from 10AM-Noon, followed by a Collage Creative Makerspace for adults from Noon-2pm (both held at the Brothership Building at 141 North Street, Pittsfield). The day will conclude with a virtual artist talk followed by a special WCD Collage Club gathering hosted by The 97 Collage Project on Zoom. BAC’s 2023 Collage Marathon Exhibit will also be on view all day and virtually in the Gallery Shop beginning on World Collage Day. Classes, workshops, and events in this World Collage Day Series will be posted and available for registration on their website. Let’s cut, paste, and create! MORE


Make Your Own Collage Sketchbook

Noon-2PM PDT
ShoreLake Arts Gallery
Town Center at Lake Forest Park
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155

Join artist, Wendy James and make your very own Collage Sketchbook. Flowers, animals, monsters, shapes, colors – fill your pages with whatever tickles your creative side. Wendy will help inspire and guide students through this fun, accessible collage project. Learn how to layer, make funny scenes and add some extras. With the skills you gain, you can create more of your own collage books at home. All supplies are provided (first come, first served) so just bring your smile and get ready to create with paper and glue. Scissors are not required for little ones. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Plus free collage kits, while supplies last. MORE


Vintage Collage Workshop

Thursday, 11 May, 6:30-9PM BST
Native Bankside
Empire Warehouse, 1 Bear Gardens
London SE1 9ED

Learn how to make an incredible piece of collage art by using only vintage, recycled paper materials. In this 2.5 hour collage workshop you’ll explore working with old books and magazines, learn about different collage techniques (such as cutting with a scalpel and layering your cut outs) and go home with a personal, hand made masterpiece. You’ll receive a picture mount to frame your work and have a huge range of papers to work with. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided. Open to anyone aged 16+, beginners as welcome as advanced creatives. There will be 12 spaces in total. MORE


Imperfect Collages

10AM-4:30PM WEST
Espaço Imperfeito
Rua Coronel Luna de Oliveira, n°2 A
Lisbon 1900-167

Espaço Imperfeito, a new cultural space, invites you to join them on World Collage Day to participate in one of their workshops led by collagist Teresa Ogando. There will be two workshops, one in the morning 10:00-12:30 and another in the afternoon from 14:00-16:30. The event is free of charge but you must RSVP ahead of time by sending an email as space is limited. Please bring scissors and a glue stick; the rest will be provided for you.


Fantastic Beasts: Street Collage Exhibition

Deadline: Thursday, May 4th
Studio RGF
Arriaza 11
Madrid 28008

This year Fantasía Collage celebrates World Collage Day with a 3-day pop up at the StudioRGF in Madrid. To participate, make a collage of no bigger than A4 (21 x 29.7), preferably without a background, in which animals are the protagonists. On the back write your name, country, and Instagram. The collages will not be returned.

You can send your collage to:
Fantasía Collage, C/ Nicolás Morales
nº 38 / 40 – 4°planta, Puerta 4
Madrid, Spain 28019

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 11th at 7PM. On Friday May 12th there will be a guided tour from 7-9PM. On Saturday, May 13th at 2PM they will take to the streets, pasting the submitted collages in public spaces and celebrating “The Pilgrimage of the Holy Scissors”. MORE


Round Table Collaboration | Postal Collage Project No.12 | Premiere Exhibition

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

The Opening Reception for the Premiere Exhibition of the 12th annual Postal Collage Project will take place from 5-8PM at Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California. Prior to the reception, the gallery will be open from 11AM-4PM, with collage-making opportunities available throughout the day. Collage materials will be supplied by exhibiting artists. The exhibition will feature more than 200 collaborative collages created between September 2022 and Spring 2023. The collages were created by nearly 300 participants from 16 countries, working in groups-of-five, sending works-in-progress to one another by mail. Participation in the Round Table Collaboration Postal Collage Project is open to all. Since 2011, more than one thousand collages have been created by over 600 collaborators in 24 countries. MORE


Wanna Play NYCE?

Monday, May 15, 6-8PM EDT
An atrium building in Midtown Manhattan
New York, New York 10022

Come play with New York Collage Ensemble Monday, May 15th as they celebrate their third World Collage Day event. They will meet in midtown in a beautiful atrium building. You bring your scissors and they’ll bring the wine. Get ready for a fun night of collage collab in the city! Follow @nycollageensemble for the address and registration link. Their events are free but space is limited and registration is required. MORE


Let’s Make & Create Together

11AM-Noon EDT
Onlnie | Zoom

Join artist Morgan Bukovec as she guides folks through collage making prompts & fun exercises in this virtual event. Folks are invited to bring any & all collage materials to work with. No previous art making experience necessary. Be ready to have fun this early afternoon to celebrate World Collage Day amongst a fellow group of creatives! MORE


Viva Magenta Artist Trading Card Exchange with Special Agent Collage Collective

Deadline: 13 May 2023
SACC HQ c/o Andrea Lewicki
PO Box 412
Carnation, Washington 98014

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to mail 3 collaged artist trading cards to HQ by World Collage Day, May 13th. The challenge is that they must include the color viva magenta, Pantone’s color of the year, in some way (or as close to it as you can get) and be on paper. Cardstock is ok but no cardboard or rigid materials that complicate international mailing. Participants will receive 3 cards in return (each from different collage artists) plus a little something from HQ. No image upload required. If it’s your first completed collage challenge for SACC, you’ll earn official Special Agent status and receive a membership card along with your ATCs. MORE


Collage Your Mother’s Day Card

Upstairs Gallery at Lopdell House
418 Titirangi Road
Titirangi, Auckland 0604

A pop-up community event in collaboration with the Upstairs Gallery to celebrate World Collage Day and prepare for Mother’s Day. Community members are invited to create a personal Mother’s Day greeting card by collaging from upcycled magazines onto coloured cardboard. Free event for all ages. MORE


Pre-World Collage Day Workshop: “Quiet Voices, Loud Thoughts”

Sunday, 7 May, Noon-3PM BST
The Waverly Art Room
121 Abbotsbury Road
Weymouth, Dorset DT14 0JX

An open and informal collage cut and paste workshop leading up to World Collage Day 2023. The workshop is for the local community and will encourage participants to understand how collage practice and regular play can give meaning and understanding to thoughts, reflections and observations in their lives, for themselves and frame those experiences for others. Participants can access the space and resources for free, where collage artist Jodie House, of the Southwest Collage Collective, will introduce events and projects from around the world that they can get involved with the following weekend on World Collage Day. There will be an opportunity to take home some resources to participate in on 13th May. EMAIL FOR MORE INFO


World Collage Day Cut & Paste Collage Jam

Art Placement
238 3rd Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 1L9

The Prairie Collage Collective is a new Canadian Collective celebrating our first World Collage Day. They welcome other adults (young and old) to share in the joy of creating analogue collage and our desire to build community around the collage artform on the prairies. The Cut & Paste Collage Jam, hosted by Art Placement in Saskatoon, is open to Prairie Collage Collective members and others from the community who would like to participate in World Collage Day 2023. Seating is limited and pre-booked. Email Bobbi to reserve your spot. MORE INFO



Not Just: A World Collage Day Exhibition

Noon-4PM PDT
Maude Kerns Art Center
1910 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97403

Curators Beth I. Robinson and Michael James will be hosting an open call for 15 international artists to celebrate World Collage Day on May 13, 2023. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, World Collage Day is an annual international celebration of collage. Collage has a rich history creating community and this artform has been used to process unimaginable world and individual events. The collage community is generous and welcoming while demonstrating what salvage, collaboration, creativity, and healing can look like. Join us to celebrate scissors, ephemera, and glue! On May 13 at the art center the day will be filled with collage workshops and an open collage meetup for friends, families and community to celebrate. All material available but feel free to bring your tools, glue and cool collaging materials. On May 27th there will be a collage costumed Surrealist ball as a fundraiser for the Maude Kerns art center. MORE


World Collage Day at Main Line Art Center

Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Road
Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041

Main Line Art Center “has been our community’s home to discover, create and experience visual art for over fifty years. Along with our classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults, the Art Center offers tuition-free classes, scholarships, programs for artists with disabilities, outreach programs with over twenty community partners, exhibitions and events.” On World Collage Day, join the community for a day of collage workshops. From 10AM-12PM Laurie Silverstein will be hosting Kids Collage. From 1-3PM Linnie Greenberg will be hosting Guerilla Collage. And from 4-5PM Cyndi Philkill will be hosting a Collage Discussion. MORE


“Cut to the Chase”

11AM-Noon PDT
Arc Gallery
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, California 94103

Celebrate the art of collage with San Francisco artists participating in the monthly Collage-a-Rama collage-making sessions at Arc Gallery. In conjunction with “Cut to the Chase” a Collage-a-Rama Exhibition in the Project Gallery at Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA from April 15 through May 6, 2023. Join featured artists for an Artist Talk online via Zoom. Register in advance. MORE


Peep Show

5-11 March 2023
Oregon, USA

Absurdist Collage Club and Ugly Food Collage invite you to make a collage using a Peeps bunny or chick for a chance to be featured in a zine that will be ready in time for World Collage Day. In order to be considered you can share your collage online using the tags #absurdist_collageclub #uglyfoodcollage #peepscollage or you can email your entry. The deadline is Saturday, 11 March 2023. MORE


Galveston Texas World Collage Day Workshop

Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand
Galveston, Texas 77550

Join Charlie Don’t, Sara Analog, Anastasia Kirages, and Chasity Porter for a cut and paste meet-up to celebrate World Collage Day. The artists will share from their collections of materials, papers, and images. Tools will be provided by Galveston Arts Center so that you can create your own piece to take home. Stop by for a few minutes or spend a couple hours! Follow @charliedontpaint, @saraanalog, @k.llages, @artbus_lady for updates and more collage fun! MORE


Art for a Cause: Call for Collage Art

Through 5/10/2023
Art for a Cause
1519 35th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

The Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) invites artists (adults & children) to send 4″x4″ (10×10 cm) collage art for its first ever Call for Art.

“Art for a Cause” is a call specifically for collage art, in conjunction with World Collage Day. All works submitted by Friday, 10 May 2023 will be displayed in MGUH and then made available to patients, caregivers, their families, and hospital staff. Each work will be attached to a blank greeting card and will have a sticker indicating that it is original art generously donated to the MGUH community. Works will neither be sold nor returned to the artists. See the full call to artists HERE


STREET/ART Gowanus Brooklyn

11:30AM-1:30PM EDT
Gotham SideWalks
Brooklyn, New York

Local collage artist Rich Garr leads this comfortable open-air exploration through the Gowanus waterfront. He is a longtime area interdisciplinary artist focusing on public art and community. These walking tours respond to both current events and history, and a central component of his interdisciplinary collage art practice. They are always carefully planned but unscripted, collaborative and fresh. The theme of the May 13th walk will be COLLAGE. This event is open to all who can walk intermittently for 1.5 to 2 hours. Those in wheelchairs or strollers can, and have, enjoyed these. If you have accessibility concerns please send an email. Walks are all ages. MORE


Send me a postcard, Darling!

Koumbi Coffee & Crafts Café
Peloponnisou 2
Thessaloniki, 54631

On March 1st Thessaloniki Collage Club announced an international open call “Send me a postcard Darling” (after a 1968 Shocking Blue song). All received postcards will be on exhibit for a couple of weeks in and outside the café and posted on their social media as they arrive and throughout 13 May 2023. A selection will be printed into a booklet. All participants on the day are also invited to make their own postcard. A second activity offered is to make a collage incorporating the number 6, celebrating the 6th edition of WCD and lastly, all are invited to leave their small collage mark on a big collaborative collage with this year’s theme: Life is a Jungle! MORE


Organize an Event or Project

One of the many remarkable things about collage is its ability to extend across borders and barriers and to involve people regardless of skill level. Professional artists at the top of their game sit side by side with members of the general public who are picking up scissors for the first time. This is unique in an art world that often trades on hierarchy and status. The collage community is generous and kind and welcoming. It is one of our greatest strengths. World Collage Day is one day we show the world how we do that.

We encourage everyone thinking about a World Collage Day event or project to take responsibility for educating themselves about the needs of their community. We encourage you to follow guidelines set out by health officials and be mindful that these may evolve and change over time.

If in-person gatherings are safe and possible in your community, we invite artists, art centres, museums, galleries, schools, and communities to celebrate World Collage Day by hosting events and projects that bring communities together. Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage’s role in contemporary art and art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. Consider a project that manifests the spirit of World Collage Day in a safe and responsible way. This may take the shape of a Window Exhibition, sharing Collage Starter Packs for your neighbors, or organizing an online Collage Happy Hour. To get inspired, check out past events and projects from previous years.

In February 2021, Kolaj LIVE Online hosted a forum, “How-to World Collage Day.” You can watch it HERE.

 We invite people to come together around collage in their own communities and to connect to the world digitally using the hashtag #WorldCollageDay.

Share your ideas

Send an email with your ideas, dreams, hopes for World Collage Day.

Got a story to share? We are looking for stories from artists about how they started with collage, what the medium means to them, or other interesting anecdotes. Send an email with your ideas.

Make a Donation

Your donation to Kolaj Institute supports the coordination & promotion of World Collage Day. LEARN MORE

Spread the Word

You don’t have to wait until the second Saturday in May to use the hashtag #WorldCollageDay. Hop on social media. Post images. Share what you will be doing to celebrate World Collage Day. Contact your local media and let them know about World Collage Day and ask them to cover the event in your area. Follow Kolaj Magazine on Social Media:


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Get Ready for World Collage Day 2023

Sunday, February 26th, 2023

World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. In this online event, Ric Kasini Kadour shared the impetus for the day’s creation and its philosophy. We introduced the 2023 World Collage Day Poster Artist Anthony D Kelly from Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland who spoke about the concept behind the poster and the series of postcards he designed for the day. He writes, “As we move through our fractious contemporary reality: information overwhelm, social media trickery and increasingly polarised perspectives can seem to tear at the heart of our own perceptions of what is good, appropriate or even real. These divisive seeds of doubt, once sown, create disagreement, rifts, tensions and strife within our relationships, communities and wider societies. When I think about collage, I like to think about the reverse, an act of weaving meaning, of pulling disparate threads together.” Kelly and Kadour were joined by others planning World Collage Day events and activities.