Slow Art Day, an annual event run by volunteers around the world, celebrates the joy of looking at art slowly.

The Day has been described as leaving participants "inspired not tired." 

Started in 2009 at 16 different sites, Slow Art Day grew to include over 50 sites in 2010. By 2011, participants at over 90 sites around the world slowed down their lives and lengthened their attention spans to experience the visual arts in a new way.

Slow Art Day's founder shared a few great local slow art experiences with NYC ARTS. Click here to (slowly) read what Phil Terry had to say.

Slow Art Day 2012 is April 28.