NEW YORK - For two days, artists like André Russell painted murals on boarded up SoHo storefronts to help beautify the neighborhood and project their voices.
The project is called art2heart and it's attracting an array of artists and others expressing their feelings about social justice and more.
Along with Eme Eidson, SoHo artist and filmmaker Maxi Cohen is one of the organizers.
"I'm felt really glad that I was art again that was bringing a spirit and provocation and a heartfeltness. And it's a historic moment," Cohen said.
The works can be seen along Grand, Broome, Spring, Greene and Wooster streets in SoHo.
Queens fine arts photographer Accra Shepp had been documenting the coronavirus pandemic in his neighborhood in Jackson Heights, Queens. When the Black Lives Matter protests began, he expanded his focus.
"The protest for social justice, the protest against police violence, and of the pandemic. My hope is that I can show what I can see accurately and allow people to know that just a little bit better so so their world is a little bit bigger and they go forward little bit more information," Shepp said.
Shepp takes portraits of individuals and small groups instead of the crowds so that you can see the subjects as individuals. His work is on Instagram.
And some activism has a much lighter side.
"In the 17 Whitney Biennial of the tremendous work, they had work about Black Lives Matter. But they had nothing about Trump so I was very disappointed," said artist activist and Donald Trump impersonator Tootsie Warhol.
Warhol, a former lawyer, has been using performance art to agitate for change.
"This is a call to artists to make art expressing your outrage use Instagram as your mouthpiece and make sure to vote," Warhol said.
Warhol has been a regular at art events for sometime and is now on social media, like so many people finding art as the way to elevate their voices.