City of Hope commissions street art to spread out favorable messages
Local artists throughout Orange County in Southern California required to the streets– actually– last week to spread the message of hope and love.
City of Hope Orange County, in collaboration with public health authorities and local organizations, commissioned more than 70 street art setups to lift the spirits of citizens. They “opened” March 2.
“It’s been a tough year, however Orange County is resilient and strong. Our neighborhood members have actually stepped up and been there for one another,” Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee said in a news release. “Hope appears and all around right now– in the continued dedication of our front-line heroes, scientists delivering vaccines, and our locals who stay watchful about using masks and practicing social distancing. My hope is that this public art initiative serves as a gratitude for all we have achieved.”
The artists– all of whom have been affected by cancer– produced “detailed street art a minimum of 8 feet by 8 feet,” with such simple messages as “Hope is stronger than fear” and “Love.”
“City of Hope was founded on hope and we desire to share this effective belief with our neighborhood,” said Annette
Walker, president of the cancer center.”Our optimism is sourced by scientific breakthroughs and we are eager to share our certainty of more vibrant days ahead.”
Published at Sat, 06 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0000