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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!


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


When we say every little bit helps, we mean it. If four people donate $5, that pays for a meal and tips, which helps a local artist eat while they work, and helps a local restaurant pay their employees.

If you are looking for a little guidance on donation amounts, we've put together a list to help you understand on a more granular level what your donation might pay for.


Every $5 adds up!


Pays for one meal

(including a generous tip to help out restaurant employees)


Pays for an hour of the artist's fee


Pays for a 5-gallon can of paint


Pays for a can of UV and graffiti protection


Pays for one day of an artist's fee


Pays for half a mural


Pays for an entire mural


Even if you can't donate money, sharing the campaign with your friends and your family is one of the most important ways you can help us reach our goal.


The more people who see it, means there's more people who might donate. The more people who donate, the more murals we can commission—which will help our local artists, local restaurants, and our city.

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