Demirchelie launches Restore 49 with Project Artivism, to link closed businesses with local artists and reimagine boarded/shuttered storefronts throughout the city.

Restore – 49 is a bold new initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place ordinance, and now increasingly of greater importance given the uncertainty of a rapid return to “normal” in the Bay Area. 

Amidst the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses and large retailers alike have shuttered throughout the Bay Area, adhering to state mandates to protect employees and consumers while they face an uncertain economic future. In response to the changing face of the city, Demirchelie in collaboration with the non profit Project Artivism is launching a new program, (Restore 49), to partner closed businesses with local artists in an effort to reimagine storefronts through art-inspired murals that evoke joy, hope, security, and positivity for all residents. 

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