Mana Urban Arts Announces Project 270

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Mana Urban Arts Project, in partnership with Art in General, Gary Lichtenstein Editions, Jonathan Mannion, and Murals for Humanity, present Project 270—a non-partisan Get Out The Vote initiative that harnesses outstanding street art imagery to generate civic awareness and increase turnout among young voters in the United States.

A community of over fifty artists has signed on to the project. With a representative from each state, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Project 270 has garnered more than fifty Get Out The Vote posters created with the artists’ personal connection to democratic engagement in a specific state in mind. Reclaiming social media and our streets, the project will spark active participation through the power of creative visual culture.

Each site-specific poster communicates necessary information in advance of election day on November 3, including voter registration cut off dates, early voting dates, and polling sites provided via QR codes. Partnerships with key nonprofits such as I Vote Because, This is Our Moment, and Voto Latino Foundation, among others, provide further resources and on the ground mobilization to inform and inspire communities across the nation.

Each poster will be made available to the public for digital download—making it easy for individuals to share on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. Project 270 will also print, distribute, and wheatpaste physical posters en masse through a network of nonprofit and community organization partners.

To launch this movement, Project 270 has created a Kickstarter campaign to cover costs associated with printing and distribution. At the end of the campaign, any excess funds will be committed to organizations actively fighting voter suppression such as the ACLU, FairFight, FairVote, and the League of Women Voters.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Laci Jordan, Alabama
Ted Kim, Alaska
Annie Brace, Alaska
Jetsonorama, Arizona
Octavio Logo, Arkansas
LifeAfterDeathStreet, California
Hiero Veiga, Colorado
Swoon, Connecticut
Atomik, Florida
La.Yera and German DuBois, Florida
Dr Fahamu Pecou, Georgia
Lauren Hana Chai, Hawaii
Elms One, Idaho
Nick Cave and Bob Faust, Illinois
Mike Shine, Louisiana
Daniel Minter, Maine
Maya Hayuk, Maryland
Imagine, Massachusetts
Denial, Michigan
Maiya Lea Hartman, Minnesota
Birdcap, Mississippi
Peat Eyez, Missouri
April Werle, Montana
Ninobuni, Nevada
Kip Omolade, New Jersey
ENX, New Mexico
Ron English, New York
Edgar Heap of Birds, Oklahoma
Chroma, Oregon
Lady Pink, Puerto Rico
Calef Brown, Rhode Island
Amiri Farris, South Carolina
Kitskitawi, South Dakota
Mia Saine, Tennessee
Vincent Valdez, Texas
Jason Naylor, Utah
Will Kasso, Vermont
Carlos Walker, Virginia
Modifymarla, Washington
Clark V. Fox, Washington, D.C.
Logan Schmitt, West Virginia
Amy Rattner, Wyoming

City Specific
Captain Eyeliner, Brooklyn
Eric Orr, The Bronx
Rubem Robierb, Manhattan
Jesse Brown, Seattle
Hamilton Glass, Richmond
Chor Boogie, Bay Area, California
Camille Rose Garcia, Los Angeles
Tylonn Sawyer, Detroit

MANA URBAN ARTS PROJECT
Established in 2014 at Mana Contemporary, Mana Urban Arts Project (MUAP) is a contemporary art project devoted to large-scale, site specific installations by renowned street artists from around the world. The goal of MUAP is to support and pay tribute to this under-appreciated international community of artists and the communities which they impact.

In light of our nation’s current reckoning with a highly charged combination of endemic issues—among them systemic racism, extreme cultural and political polarization, climate change, and the global pandemic—MUAP currently aims to amplify marginalized voices, calling for long-overdue social, political, and environmental justice. It is our hope that today’s protest art will lead to a brighter future, and serve as a constant historical reminder for future generations.

To date, MUAP has invited Atomik (Miami), Buff Monster (New York), COST (New York), Ron English (Illinois), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Faith47 (South Africa), How and Nosm (New York), Kobra (Brazil), Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles), Nychos (Austria), ROA (Belgium), Saturno (Spain), Space Invader (France), Hiero Veiga (Denver), and Lauren YS (Los Angeles), among others, to create signature works for its ever-evolving initiatives.

To get involved, visit the Project 270 Kickstarter.
Download a poster at project270.org or manaurbanartsproject.com/project270.