Inside the St. Louis Art Museum.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

-Henry David Thoreau

From exploring galleries to museums, to attending festivals and visual arts exhibitions, arts travel can fulfill and stimulate travelers on many levels.

Major cities around the world have museums housing the works of the great masters.  Cities such as Basel, Miami and Hong Kong host art fairs that draw thousands of collectors, curators and casual observers.

From the West End to Off-Broadway to famous colosseums that display the world’s greatest talents, experiencing the arts  can energize and engage travelers in surprising and unexpected ways.

Arts travel introduces us to some exemplary works of budding artists and world renowned artists. Art works have a special way of conveying their message. The canvass and its colours speak volumes and we all simply love that.


G.I. Film Festival (GIFF)

The GI Film Festival is the first and only film festival in the nation dedicated to the American Armed Forces. This event marks the 2011 GIFF kickoff in Washington, DC where we met Christopher Loverro, a first time festival filmmaker.  His wonderful short film, Journey Home, was one of the … Read more   Read more

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Youssou N’Dour: Answering a Familiar Call

By Stephen Houk

It’s no secret. Music has always been a passionate harbinger of change and social activism. But perhaps no single musician has had a bigger influence on a bigger audience than the brilliant Senegalese musician/percussionist/activist Youssou N’Dour.   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Louisiana’s Other Side

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Travel "Louisiana's Other Side" with Tonya & Ian as they take you to the northern parts of the State. First stop: a journey through Webster Parish and the Dorcheat … Read more   Read more

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President Obama awards the 2011 National Medals of Art and Medals of Humanities

On Monday, February 13, 2012, President Obama awarded the 2011 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House. The First Lady also attended as did some of Hollywood's A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow who were there to support their … Read more   Read more

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White House Christmas Tour 2011

World Footprints was invited to preview the White House Christmas decorations this year. The theme for 2011 is "Shine, Give, Share" – celebrating the countless ways we can share our blessings with others. In addition to taking you behind the scenes and in areas that are not open during public … Read more   Read more

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaking at the White House.  Photo taken by Tonya Fitzpatrick

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Youth Arts and Humanities at The White House (2011)

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

On November 2, 2011, I had the pleasure of covering First Lady Michelle Obama at a President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) ceremony at the White House. This event honored 12 arts and humanities after-school programs with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award. Twelve young people … Read more   Read more

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In Step with Fela! Yeah-yeah!

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

After thrilling audiences on three continents, FELA!, a three-time Tony Award winning powerhouse production, has arrived at Washington, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre to kick-off its U.S. tour.   Read more

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First Lady Michelle Obama previews the 2010 White House Christmas Tour

We commence the start of the holiday season at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama welcomes the military families who organize the Quantico and Anacostia branches of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. She also describes this year's holiday theme and what visitors can expect … Read more   Read more

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“Simple Gifts” – White House Christmas Tour (2010)

Enjoy a preview of the White House Holiday Tour. World Footprints offers a sneak peek from beginning to end. We'll travel from the East Wing Entrance through the East Colonnade to many different rooms, including the Blue Room where the official White House Christmas Tree is housed. There's a Military … Read more   Read more

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President Obama awards the 2010 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals

President Obama awarded 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 honorees in the East Room of the White House. World Footprints was invited to attend and share in the celebrations. We are sharing the entire ceremony with you.   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Dance, Soccer & an Iron Chef for Humanity

Jana La Sorte, Executive Director of Urban Bush Women, talks about her dance company’s selection as one of three companies selected to inaugurate the U.S. State Department’s cultural exchange program called “Dance Motion USA.” Then, you will meet Cat Cora, the first and only female Iron Chef and founder of the … Read more   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.Explore the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: The Faces of Latin America

Dr. Adam Jones found his peace in Latin America and his book captures the faces, celebrations and culture of the Latin American region.   Read more

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LEGACY SHOW: Chatting with Tourism Cares and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. On this edition, we travel back to New Orleans for a conversation with Bruce Beckham, Executive Director of Tourism Cares, who talks about their latest project- Preserving Louis … Read more   Read more

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