An Artistic Way to Thank our Frontline Heroes & Help Local Artists.
Thank you for joining me in this beautiful project!!!
As many of you know my main goal as a community engaged artist is to create artworks that tell stories of unity, diversity, togetherness, strength, understanding, and acceptance. Therefore, this COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going to be an obstacle to continue sharing inspirational art with our community.
During this social distancing period I have come across many heroic stories of Frontline workers as well as several uplifting artworks by artists locally and around the globe. At the same time, I read stories of Frontline workers falling victim of this virus or not being able to hug or spend time with their loved ones. It's also heartbreaking to know that 62% of my fellow artists and creatives in the U.S. have become fully unemployed.
The 202020 Frontline Heroes Project purpose is to bring closure between our Frontline Heroes and their families, communities and to help artists and creatives in the Chattanooga Area obtain art supplies.
WHAT IS THE 202020 FRONTLINE HEROES PROJECT AND HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
• I'll create a 20-minute digital sketch of your Frontline Hero for a $20 donation. (You can pay using PayPal or Venmo.)
• Email me your Hero’s photo at (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a "Thank You" message from you for them, their email address or social media plug. (I'll send the sketch with your message to them and copy you.)
• 20% from every $1,000 collected will be donated to help local artists in need purchase art supplies.
• All sketches will be part of a virtual gallery exhibition.
• Help us spread the word and share. Post your sketch on social media and use hashtag #202020FrontlineHeroesProject.
*Remainder of every donation over $20 will be allocated for the future Frontline Hero Mural Project. The mural will honor our local heroes and their valuable contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly I’ll launch a crowdfunding campaign to help make this project a reality
We are in this together and together we will overcome,
Alex Paul Loza