Have you seen all the wicked cool Social Distance and Mask Up art that you see all over Portland these days? It's all pretty incredible and it's all created by local artists. This fantastic public health art initiative is the brainshild of the fine folks at Creative Portland.
Our friend Dinah Minot is the Executive Director of Creative Portland and told us:
“Throughout the Fall and Winter months, cheerful reminders by artists will be sprinkled throughout the City, high up on buildings like the Franklin Towers, the Westin Hotel and Mechanics Hall, as well as on flag banners, all along Congress Street from Monument Square to Longfellow Square. Hiring local talent and spotlighting artists during the pandemic is vital to celebrating our creative community when public-facing events are rare.The artists’ impactful designs personalize Portland’s efforts to make a positive difference during this challenging time,” she adds.
Just drive around Portland for 15 minutes and you'll see baners. Look for them at the Westin Hotel and Mechanics Hall. Community partners placing banner also incude include Chris Dimillo, Steve Kalisz of MHR Management, Dana Totman of Avesta, Maine Medical Center, One Longfellow Square, Maine Historical Society, Coffee by Design, Coal’s Pizza, Ed Gardner, Dunham Group, Jim Brady/Fathom, Chris Rhoades/TT Maine Venture LLC, Portland Housing Authority, Portland Water District, Nathan Szanton, Opus Consulting Group, Liquid Riot Bottling Company, University of Southern Maine, JB Brown, Gateway Garage, GP METRO and even homeowners, like Dan St. Peter.
Congratutlations and thanks to all the Maine artists who Creative Portland hired to create this amazing public art: