‘Art Can Bring Us Together’: 9 Street Artists Respond to the Pandemic
As stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines keep many in the U.S. inside, one unexpected group is still venturing out to work: artists. Paint rollers and spray paint cans in hand, street artists across the country are painting COVID-19-themed murals. The murals remind people to stay home and healthy, reflect shared sentiments toward this unprecedented time in history and, in some cases, become beacons of hope. According to Los Angeles artist Corie Mattie, art “brings us together when actions cannot.” Locals may glimpse these public murals during occasional outings, but Livability wanted you to be able to appreciate them from wherever you are, so we gathered some of our favorites in a cross-country mural tour — one you can safely enjoy at home.