SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT ARCHES WILL #LIGHTITBLUE IN SUPPORT OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS
The arches will join the international campaign during COVID-19
COLUMBUS, OH (APRIL 9, 2020) -- On Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m., the iconic arches in the Short North Arts District will join the #LightItBlue campaign to show support for healthcare, medical, and other essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The campaign was inspired by the #ClapForOurCarers campaign being encouraged in communities around the world. Over 130 buildings in the United Kingdom have already joined the #LightItBlue effort. Now, the initiative is coming to the United States, to create both a global show of support and gratitude for healthcare professionals and essential workers caring for us on the front lines and a universal symbol of hope and solidarity.
The Short North Arts District arches will be lit blue until at least April 17. The public is encouraged to share images of the blue arches on social media with the #LightItBlue hashtag to show support for front line workers. District businesses currently showing support for the cause include Middle West Spirits, which has begun to produce alcohol-based hand sanitizer for frontline responders; Short North Piece of Cake, which has delivered sweet treats to essential workers; and Barley’s Brewing Company, which has delivered prepared meals to essential workers.
For additional ways in which you can support businesses in the Short North Arts District during the COVID-19 crisis, visit shortnorth.org/supportSNAD.
About the Short North Arts District
The Short North Arts District is the most vibrant spot in the City of Columbus, and is home to more than 300 exciting businesses, the majority of which are locally-owned or headquartered. It has received numerous national accolades, is considered a model for urban revitalization, and is known as the art and soul of Columbus. The Short North Alliance (SNA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District. For more information, visit www.shortnorth.org.
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