Local artists and mask makers have come together during the COVID-19 pandemic to help mask wearing regulations an expression of style.
Rhode Island Commerce has a great one-stop website with face covering rules and regulations. Resources include downloadable signs for businesses to remind customers on regulations, a video on how to create your own mask, and guidelines posted by the Center for Disease Control.
Providence Monthly’s Megan Schmit penned a wonderful article that profiles local designers who have responded to regulations by creating wearable works of art.
Rhode Island Monthly’s Jamie Coelho spotlights Mask Up RI, the social media campaign that encourages folks to not only comply with recent regulations but also show it off in style via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Providence’s Steel Yard did a great profile piece on The West Side Sowing Studio and the art of mask making. Check it out here:
The Boston Globes’ Edward Fitzpatrick shows how “Masks reveal the changing face of Rhode Island.”
The Providence Art Club gave their members and staff a blank “canvas,” in the shape of a mask, to bring attention to wearing masks. The results were colorful, provocative, and fun.
Mayor Elorza’s Office has created a streamlined process to manage requests to support distributing over 10,000 masks to those who otherwise cannot afford one. This form is for community groups, non profits, and leaders to request masks at no cost.