This has become a wonderful way to change the mood during this hard period.

If you’re one among those who search for something interesting and literally bright during this tragedy, I’m pretty sure this is for you! Artists who live by the San Francisco Bay Area are engaged in a fantastic job these days. They’re up to creating amazing paintings in the quiet city shopfronts including restaurants, bars, empty stores, local businesses and bars.

Local artists in the region are invited by the empty shopfronts which look like perfect canvases. And also a novel initiative known as Paint the Void connects all the artists with locked down businesses with a touch of decoration.

An artist in the Hayes Valley section of San Francisco has painted a boarded-up storefront with beautiful bright flowers making them more attractive with dashes of color to the entrance.

Since the caption on the initial Instagram post by Paint the Void describes, “Rather than allowing plywood to highlight fear and uncertainty we want to decorate our streets with art to reflect an optimistic perspective. Art helps us contextualize our life experience.”

 

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Help us Paint the Void! We’re launching a new fundraising initiative in partnership with Public Arts Organizations, @building180 and @art_for_civil_discourse called #paintthevoid in response to the pandemic that continues to hit our communities. We’ve all noticed storefronts boarded up around San Francisco and East Bay. Rather than allowing plywood to highlight fear and uncertainty we want to decorate our streets with art to reflect an optimistic perspective. Art helps us contextualize our life experience. We are collaborating with artists to design uplifting artwork to donate to boarded up businesses in San Francisco and the East Bay and we need your help – we are fundraising donations to pay artists for thier time and materials. Stay tuned for our launch today. Mural by @clengsumagaysay.art in collaboration with @mariacarmelaart 📸 travis woodward @ Wild Feather on Haight St 🙏🏽❤️ @building180 @art_for_civil_discourse #paintthevoid #paintthevoidproject #streetart #streetarteverywhere #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #covid_19 #sanfranciscostreetart #building180

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“We thought that beautifying the streets with murals would be a good place for people who are working the frontlines and getting out there every day,” said the Void, Meredith Winner, the organizer of drawings to Real Simple. “We wanted to bring hope into the community and inspire people.”

One would certainly prefer to come to have a daily walk around the block of San Francisco’s Dogpatch saloon to be inspired by the paintings like this. The mural which was posted to Instagram by Paint the Void, depicts President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the profile adjoining a variation of his well-known saying, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Except for beautification of the city in the period of this uneasiness along with the uncertainty of things, Paint the Void is engaged in fundraising to assist the struggling artists with economical instability due to the condition of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

San Francisco isn’t the only city with artists coming out with woodwork to … paint the woodwork. The pizzerias, bars, coffee shops and many other shopfronts of Seattle too are given an attractive appearance full of colors by these artists.

Frida Clements and Kate Blackstock, local artists, have painted an enchanting scene of nature over the boards that cover up Seattle music venue named Tractor Tavern. As per the Slate, The music venue’s owner has requested Blackstone for a contribution of artwork and therefore she has agreed.

“It was so jarring and heartbreaking to see all these businesses boarded up,” Blackstone stated. “I was excited to be able to put some love on one of the places where I feel most at home.”

 

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🌼 #forgetmenot #ballard #tractortavern #fthiss

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The shopfronts of Seattle have been painted by the artist Rosenberg with very attractive floral scenes and messages with positive ideas such as, “until next time” and “see you soon.” According to her, street art nowadays is very much significant that it is able to join everyone with delight, instead of being isolated in their busy lives.

“Bringing artists to the street increases access to art,” she said to the Slate. “The pandemic has made existing inequity more extreme, so it is really important to serve the community in whatever capacity we are capable.”

Capitol Coffee Works, the neighbourhood coffee shop of Seattle’s Capitol Hill, now appears in a dynamic scene appropriate to the owners of the cats who have given shelter to them with their love full of kindness.

 

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Mural by #SANDY on #CapitolHill

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And also the artist called Pony Wave has spray-painted a precautionary step to “stay safe” for the residents of Venice Beach. Her artwork of kissing two people wearing masks is shown here in this Instagram post.

 

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Stay safe!😷 . I did that Mural days ago. Now I’m staying home as everyone! . We all are going through this together. There is a reason which we will see after all. It’s time to look at ourselves. Take a look at what are we doing with the planet and our lifetime. Mb we should change our priorities? Mb we should slowdown? Mb we should take a look around and start respect our planet and all those with whom we share it? Mb someone is trying to hide some changes? Or economic collapse? Mb one more step to a new world order? . There is definitely a reason. And not just one. . P.s. please stay inside! I promise to come back to Venice when it will be over and paint. So let’s meet there when everything will be fine. But for now please stay inside! . Stay safe ! Sending you love ! . Thanks to @max__kote for 📸 from a distance 🙌🏻 . . . #venice #venicebeach #corona #covid_19 #stayhome #staysafe #streetart #italy #usa #china #russia #spain #germany #iran #france #switzerland #southkorea #UK #netherlands #austria #belgium #norway #canada #portugal #sweden #australia #brazil #israel #japan #turkey

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An artwork of soldiers fighting the viral pandemic equipped only with toilet paper, cleaning items and hand sanitizer can be spotted in another corner of Los Angeles.

A picture of the collage by hijack Art can be seen on the Instagram page of the artist captioning, quote by Neil Degrasse Tyson: “As humans, we like to think we are in charge of our own corner of the universe. But every now and then a microscopic entity reminds us that we are not.”

Chefs, bar staffs, servers and all of the “hospitality heroes” are saluted with the completion of “wall of gratitude” by the street artist, Austin Zucchini-Fowler, in Denver

A chef wearing a face mask and waving a pizza peel is depicted along with the wordings, “It’s gonna all be okay” in an artwork of painting in this Instagram page.

 

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Third wall of gratitude complete. Thank you to our hospitality heroes(chefs and frontline servers) out there and I have several shoutouts. • Thank you Marla @bigsbysfolly who has given away over 3,000 pint glasses to health care workers. 😮 Making them feel so loved. 🤗 • Thank you Andrea @afrizzi for allowing me to use you as my muse for this piece and for your creativity and words of encouragement. It’s all going to be ok! 💚🤍❤️ • Thank you @frontlinefoodsden for supporting local restaurants and feeding thousands of healthcare heroes. • Thank you Robin @_dreadgod_ for the incredible lettering and opportunity to collaborate with you. 🤛🏼 #streetart #publicwork #painting #mural #pointillism

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Street art inspired by the pandemic outbreak has influenced the capital of Germany. Eme Freethinker, an artist of Berlin has completed a creative mural of Gollum taken from “The Lord of the Rings” holding a valuable roll of toilet paper of Scrat, the “Ice Age” squirrel.

Street art has appeared all around the globe, in respect and to thank the medical officials who are at a life risk to treat the infected ones of the Corona pandemic.

Australia too has joined this by converting a complete wall of Melbourne, to pay homage to the “frontline heroes” in the field of medicine, carrying the weight of the global security against the battle of COVID-19.

David Speed, a professional artist of London and the Graffiti Life have collaboratively created this mural art of a medical professional wearing a face mask, in honour and appreciation of the brave workers of NHS (National Health Service).

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Rachel List, another artist in England has created murals that burst with color and affection to show her thankfulness to the NHS workers.

The mural in this image of Instagram shows a medical worker wearing a mask to appear like an angel with rainbow wings.

 

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#nhs #nhsmural #art #PPE #art #artist #yorkshiremuralartist #wings #rainbow #love #thankyounhs #quaranteam_streetart

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It is amazing to see how the artists of the whole world join hands with their neighbors and express their overflowing affection towards local businesses and the workers of essential services. Have you come across any such street artwork in your locality?