COVID-19 Public Art Projects

The “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

Transformative Actions

Transformative Actions

Elena Lourenco (Lead Artist), Natalia Mendoza, and Isabel Gonzalez
219 E Fourth St. Santa Ana and various Lending Library locations

A Space Between Us

A Space Between Us

Tamara Cedre
Various locations and A Space Between Us throughout San Bernardino County

¡No Rona!

¡No Rona!

Raul Baltazar
20-mile route through South and East Los Angeles

Masking Series

Masking Series

Jessica Wimbley

Arden Fair Mall, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815, and a billboard in Oak Park, Sacramento

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread

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.