A Tulsa non-profit is supporting local artists during the pandemic by showcasing their work. Ahha Tulsa encourages people to come and see the COVID-19 Artist Relief Exhibition. It is 36 feet of art, all created by Tulsa artists.
'We recognize that artists are going through a really tough time. They have lost their gallery showings; their exhibition openings have been canceled or postponed. People aren't spending a lot of money on art right now, understandably," said Ahha Tulsa Executive Director Holly Becker.
There is 36 feet of artwork for sale, created by local artists hanging on some of their walls right now. Each piece is a part of the COVID-19 Artist Relief Exhibition.
"That was the idea behind this show is to give artists the opportunity to get their work in front of the community and to generate some income," said Becker, "We are giving 90% of proceeds to the artists to help them."
The support means the world to local artists like Eric Gonzales.
"You want artists to tell a story, so I want to be that artist who tells a story 100 years from now," said Gonzales.
Learn more about Ahha Tulsa's mission here.
Check out more art from Eric Gonzales here.