Giving Tuesday is traditionally held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, but this year the world will come together on May 5, for a special giving day in response to COVID-19.
We know our community is hurting right now, so we wanted to find a cause that we could all rally behind — helping our local artists cover the town in murals.
Some of the most famous murals in America were created through the WPA program during the Great Depression. They were paying artists to do work that is meaningful to the community. That way the artist could eat, and the community could benefit from their work for years to come.
That's what Bay Arts plans to do. Pay artists to help our communities thrive. But we need your help!
This is about the time that we were going to hold an arts festival that would feature mural painting downtown. The festival is postponed until next year, but we are committed to moving forward with the murals.
We were originally planning to commission 10+ murals, but some of our sponsors have had to pull out of sponsoring the event.
We do have enough money to commission six murals. But we are asking our community to help us sponsor at least one more mural, so we can pay another local artist a commission that will help them pay their bills.
Every little bit helps!
If you can't donate, we completely understand! Everyone is hurting right now.
Something everyone can do is share the cause with everyone you know.
We will be posting on social media and sending out an email or two around May 5, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to participate and share.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
You can give now or share the campaign with your friends. Find out more below!
BY THE NUMBERS
What your donation will pay for:
Average cost of 1 large mural
Goes to the artist (depending on size)
Goes to supplies (depending on lifts needed)
$100 - 200
Goes to local restaurants for artist meals