Art Group Sets Up Outdoor Display In Time Of Coronavirus


GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A local Arts organization that specializes in outdoor public art is meeting the challenge of the coronavirus, presenting outdoor art at a time when everyone is told to stay inside.

Lynn Burke, the head of LuminARTZ was on Facebook Live Saturday night from an undisclosed neighborhood in Gloucester.

"We are doing some guerilla art," she said of the project. That guerilla art was on display for people in the neighborhood to see as people stood on their porches, looked out their windows or watched on Facebook Live. They saw pictures of illuminated messages over boulders from Dogtown in Gloucester that were carved with inspirational messages during the Great Depression.

"The point was to pop up inspirational messages that we could post on Facebook and bring a little light into everyone's home."

They plan to do more pop-ups in the future and they're looking for inspirational ideas from the public. If you have one you can log onto their website at LuminARTZ.org.

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