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Live nude body painting events in the public streets of NYC & Amsterdam! Promoting Freedom of Expression & Body Acceptance
Live nude body painting events in the public streets of NYC & Amsterdam! Promoting Freedom of Expression & Body Acceptance. With Young Naturists America http://yna.me
Live nude body painting events in the public streets of NYC & Amsterdam! Promoting Freedom of Expression & Body Acceptance. With Young Naturists America http://yna.me
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-Jordan Blum & Felicity Jones, Co-Founders of Young Naturists America

Bodypainting Day is the creation of New York artist Andy Golub. Bodypainting Day is far more than a typical art event. It's a social movement that uses body painting to promote body acceptance as well as freedom of speech and freedom of the arts.

Body Painting Day 2015
Body Painting Day 2015

Since 2007, Andy has been creating beautiful body art both in private studios as well as in the public streets, where his work has made a great social impact and has been covered by news outlets around the world. Andy has a unique and spontaneous approach. As he paints, he removes the model’s social status symbols (like watches and clothing) and replaces them with an interpretive painting inspired by the model’s unique energy and personality. 

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Although full nudity for artistic purposes is legal in NYC, Andy and several of his models have been arrested for indecent exposure. His arrest made headlines across the USA and this is how we came to know Andy.

We first met Andy in 2012, shortly after charges against him were dropped. We organized a group of naturists from YNA to model for him in Times Square. Although we are comfortable with our bodies and being nude, it was a different experience to be in front of an astonished public crowd. Reactions ranged from embarrassed, shocked, confused and even offended.

We knew that Andy was taking the idea of body acceptance and public art to a whole new level, and it was exhilarating to be part of what is quickly becoming a movement. Andy's approach to art is quite unique. He doesn't choose the same media-driven "perfect body types" that most artists seek. He is not motivated by sexualizing his work and as such, it is important to him to work with "real people" and "regular bodies."

Since YNA promotes social acceptance issues, his philosophy of removing shame and enhancing the inner beauty of each model is one that we support with all our hearts and souls. Watch more testimonials and see the community that Andy has built.

In 2014, Andy teamed up with YNA and champion body painter Craig Tracy to create the first Bodypainting Day in NYC. 30 artists from around the country painted 40 nude models. YNA coordinated the models, which included people from all walks of life, sizes, colors, nationalities, religions and genders (including people from the trans* community). 

Bodypainting Day 2015
Bodypainting Day 2015

Tens of thousands of spectators experienced this historic event live, and millions viewed it through the media coverage.

With your help, we will DOUBLE the size of NYC Bodypainting Day!
With enough funding, we hope to launch the first Amsterdam Bodypainting Day. 
Your donation at any level
will be supporting and empowering this
body acceptance and public art movement.

New York City Bodypainting Day
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, NYC

-50 artists and 100 nude models, including for the first time, spontaneous volunteer models from the public

-4 hours of live painting in full public view
-Naked March through the City streets
-Photo Shoot that the public can participate in
-Double-Decker Bus Ride around the city

Amsterdam Bodypainting Day
Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Rembrandtplein Square, Amsterdam.

-25 artists and 25 nude models
-4 hours of live painting in full public view
-Naked March through the City streets
-Photo Shoot that the public can participate in

Last but not least a supporting message from Andy Golub:
"I have collaborated with Young Naturists America many times over the past few years. It has been inspiring and humbling to work with so many great people who feel comfortable with themselves both inside and out. I look forward to continuing to work together as we expand the size and scope of Bodypainting Day!”

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Digital Print: 2014 NYC Bodypainting Day (photo: Michael Clubine)

24” X 16” Poster 2015 Bodypainting Day (photo: Tom Mac)

Limited edition 18" X 13" signed Giclee print (photo: UdoR)

Bodypainting Day 2015 Button
Bodypainting Day 2015 Button

NOTE: This button is for donations of $5 or more, but will also be included with ALL rewards above that.

To current backers -- if you've already donated $5 or more, you will receive a button with your reward. (If you had selected "no reward" and don't wish to receive one, let us know.)

**For our backers outside the United States** : Stand-alone buttons will not ship internationally, but if you donate $20 or more, we will send you a button with any of the rewards. :)

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With your help, we will reach our goal and double the size of NYC Bodypainting Day to over 100 models!

With enough support, we hope to also launch the first Amsterdam Bodypainting Day.

Thank you for helping us grow this important event, cause and movement.

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    Get the official Bodypainting Day 2015 button. This is a 1.75" round button with Andy Golub artwork and the text "Bodypainting Day 2015" and "What the world needs now..." (the event theme).

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    12” X 8” Digital Print: 2014 NYCBD.
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    12” X 8” Digital Print: 2014 NYCBD.
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    12” X 8” Digital Print: 2014 NYCBD.
    2015 Bodypainting Day T-Shirt.
    24” X 16” Poster 2015 Bodypainting Day.

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    Pose with Andy and his painted model (or models) at Bodypainting Day and receive an 8" X 12" print.

    2015 Bodypainting Day T-Shirt.
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    Limited edition 18" X 13" signed Giclee print of Andy Golub body painting.

    Pass to NYC Bodypainting Day
    Private After-Party.

    2015 Bodypainting Day T-Shirt.

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    Join over 50 painted models on the top deck of the Double-Decker Bus during 2015 NYC Bodypainting Day.

    Pass to NYC Bodypainting Day
    Private After-Party.

    2015 Bodypainting Day T-Shirt.
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    Recognition on Double-Decker Bus Banner, Website and Social Media.

    2 Premiere Passes: NYC Bodypainting Day.
    (Premiere Passes include: VIP area during live painting, escorted at Naked Parade and Private After-Party)

    12” X 8” Digital Print: 2014 NYCBD.
    2015 Bodypainting Day T-Shirt.
    24” X 16” Poster 2015 Bodypainting Day.

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    Pose in Group photo/signed, print from NYC Bodypainting Day.

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    Recognition on official Bodypainting Day Poster, Flyer, Press Releases.

    A total of 4 Premiere Passes: NYC Bodypainting Day.

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