Asheville, NC (PressExposure) August 19, 2013 -- Free art supplies plus three $50 cash prizes will be awarded to promote Peace Day.
Peace Day organizing party September 3, 7pm at Firestorm Cafe & Books in downtown Asheville. Art and poster-making supplies provided by Asheville's own Dog Tag Art (dogtagart.com) and free gourmet hummus from Asheville's Roots Food. We will be organizing in what ways we might make #PeaceDay a trending topic on Twitter, and other ways we might celebrate awareness of Peace Day activities in Asheville, North Carolina and around the world.
Peace Day organizing party
September 3, 7pm - 9pm
Firestorm Cafe & Books
48 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Three $50 cash prizes, provided by Dog Tag Art, will be awarded to Ashevillains ready to promote Peace Day. At 8:30 we are asking what you will do to promote Peace Day for $50.
Asheville, North Carolina will be the hub of an online effort to make #PeaceDay a trending topic on Twitter on September 21, 2013, the 31st anniversary of The United Nation's International Day of Peace. While this will be the fourth year in a row Asheville has celebrated Peace Day, the day has passed virtually unnoticed across the United States and around the world.
"Outside of Asheville, virtually nobody in the United States knows 9/21 equals Peace Day. That's why Dog Tag Art is proud to sponsor a social media event to promote awareness of September 21st as Peace Day," said Jack Carrier, Dog Tag Art owner and founder.
Peace Day pro-peace rally will begin at 11:30 AM Eastern both online or in-person. Online via PeaceOn.Us, and in-person event stations will include Asheville Art Museum, Black Mountain College Museum, and Firestorm Cafe.
"Peace Day is a wonderful idea, but without awareness that 9/21 equals Peace Day, we'll never actually get our government to honor peace day. That's why we're so grateful to have help marketing the event online with Dog Tag Art, a sponsor of our Peace Day celebrations," said Asheville's Ben Mack, a public artist producing the streaming celebration that will be seen at PeaceOn.Us on 9/21 at 11:30 AM Eastern.
11:30 AM 9/21/13 Peace Day activities in Asheville, North Carolina will be announced with details at the organizing party. Three locations have volunteered to have specials to attract live Peace Day celebration participation:
Free admission to Asheville Art Museum for Peace Day celebrators Free admission to Black Mountain College Museum for Peace Day celebrators Free cup-of-coffee at Firestorm Cafe for Peace Day celebrators
Dog Tag Art makes high-quality personalized pet ID tags featuring a sturdy recycled steel core and permanent graphics. The company was founded by owner Jack Carrier, to ensure the safe return of his beloved wandering Chocolate Lab, Maggie. Dog Tag Art has been featured on Regis and Kelly, as well as in The New York Post, Dog Fancy, and in several other publications.
About Asheville Art Museum -- Established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing life-long opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts.
About Firestorm Cafe -- Worker-owned cooperative in downtown Asheville, NC, specializing in casual, healthful fare and independent literature on a range of significant and curious topics, offering a unique blend of reading material that you won't find anywhere else in the region.
About Roots Food-- "The Microbrew of Hummus" and a frontrunner in Asheville's local food movement, using over 70% organic ingredients, sourced them locally whenever possible. They produce, package, and ship everything from Asheville's River Arts District, and support Certified Living Wages for their staff.