Dylan Milliren of Seaside created a group on Facebook called Artists Unite, dedicated to bring artists of all types together to bring hope to those captive in their homes, encouraging those on the front line to find a cure and ending the coronavirus pandemic, help encouraging to end the pandemic and lockdown, and inspire other artists to join the cause.

When the lockdown affected Oregon last March, he started drawing to bring hope and encourage to end the pandemic, for he’s a cartoonist by trade.

With the help of his life-long good friend, Sean Davies, the group started to grow.

“Staying healthy is crucial and staying home, masks and 6-feet are good ways to keep from being affected, but if we keep living like this, the coronavirus simply won't go away forever, and cannot simply live like that forever. And art is just one of the cures to help all of that,” Milliren said. “For artists are soldiers as well, our creativity and imagination are our strengths and our projects are our weapons.”

To join the group, visit Artists Unite on Facebook.

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