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Meredith Winner Helps 'Paint the Void' Left By COVID-19

Paint the Void (Collage by David Boyer)
Storefront makeover courtesy of TogetherSF and Paint the Void.

Thanks to COVID-19, there are nearly 50% fewer small businesses in San Francisco than a year ago. One visual reminder: boarded up storefronts, which have been transformed into a gallery of murals. In this interview, Meredith Winner of Paint the Void explains how it started.

"At first everything was super uncertain. We didn't know if we should have artists painting outside. We didn't know if we were allowed to go outside."

Click the play button above to listen to the interview.

David Boyer is KALW's Director of Programming and former Managing Editor of KALW News. He is also the producer/host of the Murrow Award winning podcast THE INTERSECTION, which looks at our changing cities, one street corner at a time.