Essential Worker Appreciation Mural Project

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The COVID epidemic has hit our community hard in so many ways since March of 2020. Some of us were able to shelter in place, while others could not do so because we depended on them to keep our economy and community moving. Many of us left home every day to keep our supermarkets open, our gas stations running, to treat our sick, and harvest our gardens, orchards and vineyards.

As we return to a sense of normalcy, now is the perfect time for our community to come together and express our gratitude to our residents who have given so much of themselves to get us all through this pandemic.

The Lake County Arts Council, in collaboration with the City of Lakeport, Rural Arts Initiative and Lake Family Resource Center, proposes the installation of a mural on the Meals on Wheels Thrift Store wall in Lakeport 120 N. Main Street,  facing First Street; to express our appreciation for the service, strength, and fortitude of our local essential workers. We would like to thank these friends, neighbors and family members who, through their actions, kept our community strong through this time of need.

We now call on our community to aid us in this mission. The project requires a cash contract of $8,000 to the awarded muralist. All funds collected will go towards the essential worker mural and related costs. Once the $8,000 goal has been reached, the donation button will be removed. In the event of excess funds, any remaining donations will be put aside for the next public mural project.  

Help us thank police officers and firefighters who have continued to keep us safe. Help us thank those who kept food on our table and gas in our cars. Help us thank the doctors and nurses that have diligently cared for the many sick and injured. Help us show all essential workers how much we appreciate their service in this difficult time.

Mural design by Emma Wakefield