ARRT! The Artists Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) is a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists. The ARRTists are members of the UMVA who collaborate with progressive organizations throughout Maine to create “visual soundbites,” frequently in the form of banners, to be used to draw attention to important issues. ARRT! is grateful for the support of the UMVA and the Broad Reach Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
ARRT! has collaborated with many groups this Fall including From Above, an organization that is holding community conversations in Belfast, working toward establishing a homeless shelter for Waldo Co. Other community groups and non-profits we joined forces with include Disability Rights Maine, Women in Harmony, Planned Parenthood, Extinction Rebellion.
ARRT! also provided a workshop at a three-day conference in November, Opioid Epidemic: What’s art got to do with it? in Belfast, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, in partnership with the Belfast Creative Coalition. The following banners were created during the workshop.
Image at top: ARRTists at work!