Local artist line business with powerful message
Sandy's will be auctioning every piece of artwork and then donating 100 percent of the proceeds to non–profits looking to help and inspire the black community.
“I was driving by Sandy’s and I saw a bunch of paintings and there was a blank spot and I thought, this is my opportunity,” Kat Wiese said.
In a time of protest and yearning for change, Wiese saw the chance to spread her message a little further.
She used her friend, Marcus as her muse and began to paint. Over three days and ten hours of work she was able to create a masterpiece.
“It’s my way of protesting. Not everybody is going to be able to hold a sign or walk in the march or post on social media,” Marcus Larivoux said.
It’s not just Wiese’s artwork that lines the outside of Sandy’s, it’s everyone’s. Message after message for anyone driving by to see.
“It’s an honor to have everyone to pass and see the work she has done and understand the message. To work and grow as a community because of it,” Larivoux said.
Both Wiese and Larivaux said it’s important for businesses to support protesters and stand in solidarity with them.
That’s exactly what Sandy’s has done but they didn’t stop there. They will be auctioning every piece of artwork and then donating 100 percent of the proceeds to non–profits looking to help and inspire the black community.
A contribution Wiese is happy to see her work go towards.