COVID-19 Public Art ProjectsThe “Your Actions Save Lives” campaign has partnered with California artists to reach communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative features 18 original temporary public artworks produced in 15 communities throughout the state and include a one-day performance, a poem, musical performances, murals, audio stories and short films, a zine, t-shirts, an interactive website, photographs and video works displayed on billboards and kiosks, multiple publications and more.
Click the pins below to learn more about each project.
Explore the community projects
Elena Lourenco (Lead Artist), Natalia Mendoza, and Isabel Gonzalez
219 E Fourth St. Santa Ana and various Lending Library locations
Various locations and A Space Between Us throughout San Bernardino County
20-mile route through South and East Los Angeles
Various locations throughout El Monte
Juntos Salvamos Vidas
Anjelica Muro/Hector Mendoza Anguiano
Various locations throughout Monterey County
Juan Felipe Herrera, Leonel Mendoza, and Carmencristina Moreno
Project produced by Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Various locations throughout the Central Valley
Ernesto Yerena Montejano
739 N. Imperial Avenue, El Centro
Serge Gay Jr.
2390 Market St. San Francisco (intersection of Market and Castro)
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding
742 E Main St, Stockton
Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao
Billboard locations throughout San Jose
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St, Oakland and dozens locations in Oakland’s Chinatown
Arden Fair Mall, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815, and a billboard in Oak Park, Sacramento
Tatiana Ortiz Rubio
Bread & Salt Gallery
1955 Julian Street,
San Diego California
About the public arts project
Developed in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, the California COVID-19 Public Arts Project is designed to raise awareness of critical actions Californians have taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19 — and to encourage people to continue those practices — such as wearing a mask, washing hands, physical distancing, and getting vaccinated.