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How Sacramento Visual Artists Are Surviving During The Pandemic

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Faith McKinnie - Cap Radio Shira Lane and Sacramento Art scene
By Steph Rodriguez– Cap Radio
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | Sacramento, CA
 
How Sacramento Visual Artists Are Surviving During The Pandemic
Before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended wearing masks as a way to slow the spread of coronavirus, Shira Lane, executive director of the Atrium 916, saw a local demand. 

So she turned to her creative community, many of whom lost everything because of the pandemic, to use their creative skills for a cause. But once word got out — no one knew that such a simple endeavor would grow into something much bigger.”
 
“Within hours, we got hundreds of orders. So we created an online mass marketplace for makers to be able to create masks,” she said. “It was crazy at first, to the point where we had to hold out on orders so we could catch up.