Apart: Posters from a Social Distance was born with the hope that it would give us the chance to be a part of something meaningful, even while we’re apart.
Creating something to combat our confinement made us all feel a lot better, so we invited others to participate, too. We asked contributors to submit a poster that reflected their experience of this strange, historic time. And we were blown away by the response. We got more than 150 submissions from all over the country, which we made available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
In a few weeks we’d sold hundreds of artworks and raised more than $5,000, but we weren’t ready to stop finding ways to connect. So we built a permanent virtual gallery to show the work and gather in, in pixels if not in person.