Street Art: Quarantine Edition

Have you noticed an increase in street art on the streets while walking through your neighbourhood? With many of us working from home, kids being out of school and the weather finally getting warmer, people have started decorating their driveway, streets and sidewalks with chalk art. Wholesome, hopeful and colourful – it’s a fun activity the whole family can take part in. What’s more, people are using this opportunity to leave messages of appreciation for front line workers who continue to risk their health to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We definitely think this is a great idea that everyone can enjoy. And for days when it’s raining, you can post your art or messages on your window or car, all while keeping a safe distance from others. If you want to get started, here’s a link to an in-depth tutorial by Becca Courtice, a calligraphy artist based in Ottawa.

She’s sort-of been leading the chalk art movement in Ottawa with her beautiful pieces. What’s cool is that she posts daily ‘vandalettering’ prompts about self-isolation on her Instagram page that everyone can follow. Be sure to check out her page for ideas that you can use to decorate your own neighbourhood.

Here are some cool art photos we spotted recently. Post some of yours in the comment section below!

What a great sign to have outside your home!


Very cheeky!


Seeing this can brighten up anyone’s day!


Simple but effective


Even with a letter missing, we can easily figure out what they’re trying to say.


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