Near the end of March, Kim Briscoe took a step back from her framing and art store and was unhappy with what she saw.
The flatiron-style heritage building in the heart of Vancouver’s trendy Gastown neighbourhood was now partly covered in wooden panels.
Like many Vancouver business owners, Briscoe decided to board up her windows to stop looting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"At a distance, I could see how terrible the building looked and it’s such a beautiful building, so I thought, ‘OK, we’ll have to do something about this,'” said Briscoe.
That is when she reached out to local artists to build a creative tribute to the pandemic’s front-line workers.