SWAN Day 2018 Photos from Around the World

Thanks so much to all of you who participated in Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN events as artists or audience members.

As usual, we were blown away by your amazing creativity and diversity.  We loved seeing the photos of your events, and we wanted to share a few of them below. We have also been sharing photos on our new Instagram account (www.instagram.com/swan_day) using #SWANDay.

If you have not seen it yet, be sure to check out the Full List of 2018 SWAN Events>>

Chicago, Illinois

Participants at SWAN Day Chicago

SWAN Day Chicago 2018 featured a SWAN photo booth.

The fifth Annual SWAN Day Chicago celebrated women artists in the Windy City and featured the mixed media talents of Katrice Buckley, Tarynn Jackson, Jaelen Isis, Tyler Clark, and Zitiali Yunuhem. DJ Gemini Jones provided the soundtrack for the evening’s festivities.

ILA Creative started SWAN Day Chicago in 2014. This year’s showcase was a fundraiser for SkyArt, a non-profit visual arts organization for the youth of Chicago’s southside.

In a city where arts programming for youth is scarce and rarely funded, SkyArt makes a huge impact in the Chicago community.

Los Angeles, California

SWAN Day Los Angeles

SWAN Day Los Angeles 2018

The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI) hosted an afternoon of micro-reads at the Los Angeles Samuel French Book Store to celebrate women playwrights for SWAN Day Los Angeles 2018.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Resonance Music Center Chorus

The Musicki Centar Rezonanca (Resonance Music Center) in Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Musicki Centar Rezonanca (Resonance Music Center) presented Red Shoe Night, a SWAN benefit performance of music and poetry for their friends  with cancer, in Konjic, Bosnia & Herzegovina.  This was the first time that the Resonance Music Center has participated in SWAN Day, and they are the second SWAN group from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

New York, New York

SWAN Day New York

SWAN Day New York 2018

Ten top film groups joined forces to do a SWAN Day screening in New York of Winnie, an award-winning documentary about Winnie Madikizela Mandela by British filmmaker, Pascale Lamche. The collaborators were:  NY Women in Film and TelevisionSAG-AFTRA, the School of Visual Arts Film DepartmentFF2 MediaImageNation Cinema FoundationWomen in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAMC), African-American Women in Cinema (AAWIC), Women Make Movies (WMM), HerFlix., and the SVA Theatre.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

SWAN Day Milwaukee Dancers

Dancers at SWAN Day Milwaukee 2018

SWAN Day Milwaukee, now in its third year, invited women artists to explore their artistic and spiritual connections to nature, and how these roots nourish one’s work, activism and daily living. Dozens of new artists were included in this year’s opening celebration. The art exhibit is currently open and runs through May 31, 2018 at the Urban Ecology Center, 3700 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI.

Nairobi, Kenya

Performers at SWAN Day Kenya 2018

Performers at SWAN Day Kenya 2018

The theme of SWAN Day Kenya 2018 was Closing the Gap: Connecting Artists. Over 70 female artists participated in the day-long festival this year. SWAN Day Kenya was coordinated by Sophie Dowlar. Please take a look at this fantastic video about their 2018 festivities.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

SWAN Day Baton Rouge

Sara Osi Scott (left) and Sarah Nansubuga (right) at SWAN Day Baton Rouge

Jackie Vanderbeck, Artistic Director of Sing for Your Seniors and an active member of Statera Foundation, hosted a Women’s Playwright Symposium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in honor of SWAN Day 2018.

New Britain, Connecticut

Martha Richards & Jennifer Hill

Martha Richards & SWAN Organizer Jennifer Hill at SWAN Day CT 2018

Martha Richards, Executive Director of WomenArts, attended the 2018 SWAN Day Connecticut music festival on April 14th to congratulate Jennifer Hill who has organized the event for eleven straight years!  SWAN Day CT 2018 was a fabulous six-hour music showcase featuring Jen Taylor, That VirginiaMurderous Chanteuse, Nan Roy, Audio JaneLaini and the Wildfire, Patti Rothberg, Vivienne LaFlammeDJ BreakaDawn, and more.