On Friday, May 15, at 4 p.m., the Sarasota Heroes mural at 1717 Second St. will be officially dedicated in gratitude to our local health care professionals and their tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be live-streamed on the Facebook pages of Sarasota Magazine and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. The public is encouraged to participate virtually and maintain social distancing.

Local artist Karen Chandler was commissioned by Sarasota Magazine, Raw Sugar Living, and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County to create the Sarasota Heroes mural to honor our local health care professionals. Painting began on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

We once again thank our partners, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and Raw Sugar Living. And a special thanks to everyone who worked to make the mural a reality, including The Helming and Knies Family Foundation for its generous donation, and contributions from Elizabeth and Elliot Rose, Jenne Britell, Michael Kneeland, PPG Paints, The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime, and Williams Parker.

See the mural's progress here:

 

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