We tend to pile a lot of stuff on ourselves, whether it’s clothes or Snapchat filters, that hides our true personality. This Saturday, 100 people will turn their bodies into murals to literally wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Bodypainting Day is now in its third year of promoting human connection through art and body positivity. Founder Andy Golub -- he recently “costumed” the fully nude cast of The Free Tempest -- will be joined by dozens of artists from around the globe to turn about 100 nude men and women of all ages, races, genders and body types into works of art.
Spectators of all ages are encouraged to watch the head-to-toe canvases get painted in public at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street and Second Avenue) from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s theme, "Inner Beauty," challenges the artists “to seek what is on the inside of their model to inspire a painting on the outside.” So get out this weekend to celebrate human beauty, whatever form it takes.