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'Through the Flowers' art project featured in downtown San Luis Obispo

Posted at 11:46 PM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 18:06:58-04

A new art project is up in Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo. This is part of a summer-long program called Plaza Pop-Ups, according to the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

"Through the Flowers" was created by LA-based artist Laurie Shapiro. Downtown SLO says it was created using drawn screenprints and layers of painting on transparent vinyl.

"We have all experienced the separateness of isolation due to COVID this past year,” Shapiro said in a press release. “This installation is meant to invoke creativity and play — a safe way for us to come together and be inspired. I anticipate this installation drawing many visitors to the city center, creating an inspiring space that uplifts, motivates and brings joy."

SLO Chamber of Commerce says this was made possible in a partnership with the city of San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

"Through the Flowers" will be up until the end of April.

SLO Chamber of Commerce says each pop-up will feature a different cultural non-profit.