When was the last time you slowed down, put down your phone, and just looked at a piece of art? Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: Help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art.

Now an annual event, Slow Art Day has more than 100 institutions participating around the world, each encouraging visitors to look at art slowly, and then meet to talk about their experiences.

From 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., you’ll look in silence at three artworks for ten minutes each. Grab a lightweight stool to sit comfortably as you look and a handout with suggestions of what to look for and questions to ponder. From 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., the Power Plant will facilitate a group discussion about your observations and insights. By the end, you’ll feel empowered to see and experience art without an expert (or expertise).

Slow Art Day is free and happening at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (231 Queens Quay W) Saturday, April 14th starting at 1:30 p.m.