Normally a weekend-long event celebrating local artists as part of the O+ overall mission, this 2020 PO+p Up is their creative way of continuing that mission. The event is a walk-by exhibition in participating local storefronts that provides the community an opportunity to experience art, socially distanced and outdoors, while connecting individual artists with potential buyers.
Founded in 2010 in Kingston, NY by a small group of artists-activists, doctors and a dentist, O+ is now a national nonprofit working in cities around the country.
O+ builds long-term relationships between creatives and health & wellness providers to help strengthen local communities. Their year-round efforts culminate in one-day and weekend-long celebrations, during which underinsured artists and musicians create and perform in exchange for a variety of services donated by doctors, dentists and complementary care providers. O+ (pronounced O Positive) calls this exchange the art of medicine for the medicine of art.
See below for some of the artwork on display and available to purchase.