From uplifting murals around the city, to posters and postcards of gratitude for the front line, Gravity Uplifts filled the city with positivity from local artists.
Thank You Front line Workers!
A public art initiative that ran from May to September 2020, brought to life by partnerships created in the community in the wake of COVID-19.
A series of five uplifting mural “cubes” were placed around the city. Each cube consisted of four unique 8′ x 8′ murals created by artists in our community.
The demand was inspiring and we couldn’t stop! We are building additional cubes around by the city in partnership with Create Columbus Commission.
The deadline to fund another cube was May 22.
Wild Goose Creative undertook a poster campaign to thank the healthcare workers of Mount Carmel East Hospital.
Posters designed by 20 local artists were hung in the halls of the hospital, inspiring patients and front line workers as they passed by.
The poster designs can be seen at Taft’s Brewporium.
Postcards served as another way to share gratitude with our healthcare heroes.
They could be bought at Taft’s, and people wrote their appreciation for the Healthcare Workers.. They were handed over to people who deserved it.
Never forget to grab some grub while you’re there!
Browse the Gallery
Check out the thoughtful and creative ways dozens of artists are showing support for first responders and the community.
Mural Artists by Location
Check them out and give all their work some love on Instagram.
Gravity (on May 1)
Genoa Riverfront (on May 1)
OSU Medical (on May 8)
OSU Medical East (on May 8, indoors)
Postcard & Poster Creators
A Special Thanks to Our Partners!
Cbus Arts Hub – Discover, Make, Create
Cbus Arts Hub is a gateway for creatives and community members to share and experience the joy, discovery and sense of belonging the arts bring to our lives.
Explore the Hub to find virtual events, classes and all of the other great virtual experience the team is working on.
About Can't Stop Columbus
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Columbus, Ohio tech and business community started talking about the idea of a virtual hackathon in response to the COVID-19 crisis. With social distancing, no school, remote work, and a sense of urgency, there is a lot of energy focused on helping. We proposed an online hacking event where anyone can contribute be defining challenges, building projects, and sharing resources.
…It’s kinda grown from there.