NYC Bodypainting Day 2015

On March 30, Bodypainting Day was successfully funded through our Kickstarter campaign.
Now it is coming back twice as big in its 2nd year in NYC!

On Saturday, July 18, 70 artists will paint 90 fully nude models of all shapes and sizes in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St at 2nd Ave), including volunteers from the public.

The theme “What the World Needs Now…” is designed to encourage artists to share their vision of what would make the world a better place (of course sharing their art with the world does that).


  • The painting will take place from noon to 4pm at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St at 2nd Ave)
  • Followed by a naked march to the United Nations, 4pm-5pm.
  • Followed by 2 Double-Decker Buses around the City (artists and models only).

See the artists of Bodypainting Day 2015.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit our sponsorship page to learn more.

Donate – Missed the Kickstarter? You can still donate through our website.

Model applications and staff photographer applications are now closed for NYC. There will be a small number of volunteers from the public that will get painted. If you are interested in registering to model on-site, feel free to show up at the plaza between 12 and 4pm. If you’re interested in modeling next year, be sure to join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on news and announcements!

NYC Bodypainting Day is a free public art event created by Andy Golub in 2014. It celebrates body painting as a unique art form and promotes artistic expression, body acceptance and human connection through art.

This event is 100% legal in New York City, as the law states that public nudity is allowed for artistic purposes. It is sanctioned by the city, with an event permit issued by the Parks Dept. Click here to read more about Andy Golub’s legal battles and history with public bodypainting.

This year, Bodypainting Day is also going overseas to Amsterdam on August 15th, 2015.

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