The COVID-19 Street Art Database is a collection of street art images relating to COVID-19, produced around the world and over the course of time.  

In April of 2020, after witnessing the worldwide effects of COVID-19 and the uptick in street art relating to the pandemic, Dr. Heather Shirey, Dr. David Todd Lawrence, and Dr. Paul Lorah set out to document examples of street art related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Urban Art Mapping research project—which includes s the George Floyd and Anti-Racism Street Art Database and the Eco Street Art Database—hopes to preserve the educational, social, and artistic value of these works, which are often torn down, destroyed, or defaced in ways that leaves the art illegible. 

The COVID-19 Street Art Database is created and curated by the Urban Art Mapping Project at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Student research collaborators (past and present) include:  

Liz Allie, Tiaryn Daniels, Amber Delgado, Summer Erickson, Malaki Jackson, Owen Larson, Shukrani Nangwala, Ellie Patronas, Adem Ojulu, Frederica Simmons, Maggie Stout, Olivia Tjokrosetio, Chioma Uwagwu, Eve Wasylik, and Rachel Weiher. 

If you have any questions, comments, or more information about work in the database, please contact us at: 

All image reproduction rights remain with the artist/image producer. Metadata is available for research use.