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Share your art for Earth Day!

CRISIS Art = Create Resilience in Social Isolation Solidarity with art

In response to COVID-19 and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it is important that we find safe ways to continue to create and share to heal our communities. Here are six upcoming opportunities to engage with each other and connect in this time through art. Listed in order of event times, but some need prep ahead.

1. Join in Song

Teach-in online with The People’s Echo – songs for the movement – all voices are needed!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, 6-8 pm on Zoom

  • Please wear headphones (it adds greatly to the experience!)
  • Please stay muted unless otherwise indicated.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early to the call if you are able 5:55pm
  • Please use your video if you are able. We want to see your sweet face singing.

Listen and get lyrics for The People’s Echo songs here.

And also…participate in a singing video montage!

Deadline is April 19th, 12pm PST

Participate in this video project for our Stop the Money Pipeline dayInformation on how to participate is hereThe People’s Echo is collaborating with The Peace PoetsThrive Street Choir, and other activists nationwide to produce this video to show on April 23! #StopTheMoneyPipeline #PeopleNotPolluters

2. Hands-On CRISIS Art Webinar

Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 5-6 pm

Webinar registration link

We can find ways to create together what is needed!

Please join us, regardless of your skill level, to learn several techniques and how to engage in community art projects from your own places before and on Earthday. We will start and end with learning beautiful and powerful healing songs from The People’s Echo that you can carry into the world.

3. Virtual National Water Dance

ASAP: Request their easy video teaching the Water Dance (See webpage; email your name, location, and FB or Insta link, and they’ll reply with all you need).

Then Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at 1 pm Live Stream yourself dancing from facebook or instagram, and upload a 10-30 second video and photo to be part of a montage of all the participants. Have fun!

4. CRISIS Art Online Collective Gallery (CRISIS: Creating Resilience In Social Isolation Solidarity) Let your creativity be seen, heard, celebrated, loved, and act as a compass guiding us out of this storm.

Any time starting NOW: Submit your art to: (also for questions)

Then on April 22nd, 2020: The CRISIS Art Website Gallery will be going live on Earth Day

Open call for artwork around the themes of our planet, mental health, rising pandemics, social and climate justice, and wellness to be highlighted in this virtual, collective art gallery. We are accepting digital images of visual art like drawings and paintings, graphics, animations, poetry, spoken word, photography, video performances, music recordings, etc.. Feel free to post your creations on your social media with the hashtag #CRISISArt

This is also what we will be tagging our posts about the website, updates, and winners!

5. Earthday CRISIS Art at Home – to share – with chalk and more – Lets have art everywhere that day for all who go out walking around to see. Share photos online too!

ASAP: gather materials – NO SKILLS NEEDED

Then on April 22nd, 2020, early in the day if possible.

While maintaining social distance, please join us in drawing or painting or creating something to show the world on Earth Day having to do with COVID-19 and/or climate health and justice. Create on the sidewalk with chalk or washable paint, or hang your art or message on the door, window, or fence, etc., and/or  take a photo and post it your social media with the hashtags #CRISISArt and #ClimateStrikeOnline (Ideas for how to do this will be covered in the Hands-On Webinar above, and the prompt is the same as for the CRISIS Art Gallery above)

6. There is a Call for Arts

In the lead up to and during the Earth Day Live Climate strikes, April 22-24

We call on everyone to create and share art. National arts organizer David Solnit shares ideas for making meaningful art while staying at home:

  • MAKE ART: Make a sign or do home Guerilla Art with chalk or of any kind that all can see, take a photo of you with it, and share using #ClimateStrikeOnline, #EarthDayLive and #CRISISArt.
    Here are some tips and other resources: Climate Strike Arts Kit
    STMP – Use #stopthemoneypipeline #peoplenotpolluters
  • MAKE A GROUP BANNER: Get a group of friends to each make a letter or two at home, and take a photo, put it together to spell and message, then share. Here’s how
  • SING and be part of a video montage: Learn songs and take a video of yourself singing; share to be part of the Song Montage Video creation by The Peace Poets on 4/23, time TBD. Song Lyrics & Audio files.
    And find The People’s Echo movement songs recordings and lyrics here.

We hope you can join us in making art in these strange times!

In solidarity,


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