CHICAGO – The Chicago Division of Public Well being (CDPH), the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Unique Functions (DCASE), and the Design Museum of Chicago are getting resourceful in the marketing campaign to get Chicagoans vaccinated from COVID-19. Specially, they are tapping into the resourceful talents of extra than 80 nearby artists to style authentic artwork checking out themes of health and fitness, vitality, community, and vaccine distribution to motivate everybody to get vaccinated.

The commissioned art will be featured on print and digital billboards during Chicago neighborhoods and on the Metropolis and artists’ social media channels. The very first 26 first will work were being unveiled currently at Chicago.gov/VaxChiArt, with supplemental pieces staying shared in excess of the coming weeks.

“When individuals get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 they are not only protecting by themselves, they are supporting to secure their communities and Chicago as very well,” reported Allison Arwardy, M.D., Commissioner, CDPH. “This campaign showcases these themes in unique and culturally pertinent ways. It reveals how we can all get the job done with each other to really set the pandemic driving us.”

“Artists have a distinct perspective on our metropolis and its several cultures. Showcasing their innovative function provides a different dimension to the motion to secure inhabitants and communities via these life-saving vaccines,” stated DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly. “This marketing campaign demonstrates the energy of art in our life while also supporting Chicago creators, a lot of of whom have been economically impacted by the pandemic.”

“The common thread in this dense tapestry of inventive expertise is straightforward and earnest—Get vaccinated and shield Chicago,” stated Tanner Woodford, founder and govt director of the Style and design Museum of Chicago. “This collection features a proficient pool of Chicago artists and designers who are utilizing their equipment and capabilities for the widespread superior.”

“It felt very good to do my part to enable fight COVID by having vaccinated,” said Chicago artist Elloo. “This previous 12 months has taught me to value my well being, lifestyle, loved ones, and neighborhood. Each individual vaccine is a stage to a much better, brighter 2022.”

Artist Esther Garcia mentioned, “Summer in Chicago can be a lovely, glowing period – and our collective eagerness to inhabit it absolutely, to warm our bones and hearts in the sunshine of our buddies, is understood by any person who has made it as a result of that other season. Make it secure for everyone – get vaccinated, hug your close friends and loved types, meet their friends, and deliver summer time within at the conclude of the season with out panic. We can conclude COVID, we can do it alongside one another – and all be right here for next 12 months.”

Artists in the marketing campaign so significantly contain: Afrokilla, Alice Hargrave, Anthony Lewellen, Ashley Lin, Bob Faust, CZR PRZ, Carlos Rolón, Carlos Segura, Cody Hudson, Cristi López, Dan Grzeca, Dont Fret, Elloo, Emmy Star Brown, Esther Garcia, Gabriel Villa, Hector Duarte, Jason Pickleman, Jeff Zimmerman, Johnny Sampson, Kelly Knaga, Langston Allston, Lori Seidemann, Moises Salazar, Penny Pinch, Pouya Ahmadi, Rosemary Getaway Corridor, Rubén Aguirre, Shannon Downey, Sonnenzimmer, Substance Collective, The Kid From Pilsen, Thomas Williams, Unyimeabasi Udoh, William J. O’Brien, and Won Kim.

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