Miami street artists Pedro Rodriguez and Cristhian Saravia will use vinyl adhesives to mask some of their iconic murals in an effort to remind people to wear their masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
It is part of the grassroots, arts-based COVID-19 campaign, Big Facts, Small Acts, that worked with street artists in Atlanta to help spread the message that Black and Brown communities who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Thanks to the success on social media and the camaraderie of the street art world, artists in Miami and Memphis are now planning to mask their murals.
Already present in Atlanta, Fabian Williams (@OccasionalSuperstar), Dubelyoo (@Dubelyoo), Joe Dreher (@JoeKingATL) and Lonnie Garner (@paint_n_pixel_duss) have defaced their own murals by adding vinyl face masks to iconic images of Martin Luther King Jr., Colin Kaepernick, and Bob Marley.
Rodriguez and Saravia will being updating their street art, 4 B-Boys at 180 NW 25th Street on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.
Big Facts, Small Acts wants to get more artists involved and anyone interested can contact organizers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information, visit bigfactssmallacts.org