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Last week across the United States, 13 digital murals lit up to communicate the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election. Led by Goldman Global Arts and commissioned by Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan voting organization When We All Vote, the initiative featured art by Aliyah Sidqe, Beau Stanton, Buff Monster, David Flores, Greg Mike, Hueman, Kayla Mahaffey, Kai, Mojo, Peter Tunney, Reggie “RAL86” Le Flore, Shepard Fairey, and Queen Andrea, on big screens in high-traffic public spaces.
The digital murals launched on October 5, featuring each city’s local artist and a rotating presentation of mruals in the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks United Center, the Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center, the Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center, the Los Angeles Football Club Banc of California Stadium, the Miami Heat American Airlines Arena, the Milwaukee Bucks Fiserv Forum, the Washington Wizards Capital One Arena, the Washington Nationals Nationals Park, the Cleveland Cavaliers Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the San Francisco Giants Oracle Park, the Oakland A’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and Times Square.
“Art has the power to unite, it has the power to amplify messages of hope and encourage dialogue,” said Jessica Goldman Srebnick, founder of Goldman Global Arts. “Art has the power to create change. We are proud to work with When We All Vote to bring together 13 American artists to amplify the importance of every vote and broadcast that message on billboards across the country while also sharing these original works in a vibrant social media campaign. It is a project I am exceedingly proud of. No matter your party, we must do our part to protect democracy, we must all VOTE.”
Each mural revolves around the importance of civic engagement and the responsibility of voting. Themes encompassing voter registration, vote-by-mail, voting day, and the history of voting in America are tied into the pieces. Through art and these pieces in specific, the diverse communities that take these works in daily are encouraged to vote early, vote by mail, or vote in person on November 3.
“When We All Vote is committed to shifting the culture around voting by touching communities all across the country in new and innovative ways. The Arts has a unique ability to spotlight society’s most pressing issues and inspire people to take action. We are proud to partner with Goldman Global Arts and this talented diverse group of artists to help ensure eligible voters everywhere make their voices heard,” said Stephanie Young, Chief Officer of Communications, Culture, and Media Partnerships of When We All Vote.