LumenARRT! is a project of the Artists Rapid Response Team (ARRT!). We work through the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA), a members’ organization that advocates for artists and furthers the work of progressive non-profits in the state of Maine. Our video projections create a visual voice for these organizations and like electronic graffiti, bring awareness to issues of social, political and environmental justice.
LumenARRT! teamed up with the League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, the Portland Public Library and the Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band for
“Projecting the Vote” (click on title to see video)
in Monument Square on November 1st. Video projections of suffragist footage and animations asked viewers to honor the struggles of suffragists by voting and making voting more accessible for all.
LumenARRT! is planning a major projection on and in a big truck parked in Portland on New Year’s Eve about the ICE detention center in Portland, in coordination with the Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition and DSA.
ARRT! made 4 large banners to cover the truck rental logo on the sides and front of the truck.