"Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others."
-Booker T. Washington
As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the national economy, the service industry and the creative community have been hit the hardest. With tours cancelled and venues temporarily shuttered, artists have few outlets to showcase (and earn money) for their work. Yet amidst the darkness, a few businesses have shone a light.
As artists utilize livestreams to engage their fans, Dallas Girl Gang is engaging the entrepreneurial community with virtual coffee chats. Elsewhere online, fans are taking to social media to promote their favorite artists and businesses. In some cases, businesses have gone the extra mile for artists.
Earlier this week, Dallas restaurant Whisk Crepes Cafe teamed up with Cooper's Meat Market and Cox Farms Market to assemble and deliver care packages for ailing artists and service industry personnel. In a Facebook post about their initiative, the cafe said, "We don't want a city without music after this crisis is over."
If you're interested in helping the cafe spread more care, text 469-353-9718.
Stay tuned to Artist Uprising for more updates on the creative and business communities are getting crafty amidst crisis.