Artists Turn Boarded-Up Businesses Into Brilliant Works of Art

Artists Turn Boarded-Up Businesses Into Brilliant Works of Art

Businesses around the world are closing up shop to ride out the coronavirus pandemic. Boarded up windows and doorways are becoming an unfortunate familiar site in many major cities.  

But in many places, artists are doing their best to remind us that no matter how long it takes, things will get better. The places we love will come alive once more. 

Here are a few of our favorites:

Art adorns the Austin, TX bar ‘Pour Choices’. Photo by Jay Janner/USA Today/Reuters

A pedestrian takes a photo of artwork in Seattle on March 23. Photo by Elaine Thompson

A heart with wings is seen in Birmingham England, on March 31. Photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures/Getty Images

A man sits in front of an Austin business on March 25. Photo by Eric Gay