Arts Community Reels from Coronavirus Shutdowns

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Social distancing is taking a devastating toll on the arts in California. With venues closed and events canceled, artists are left with scant ways to make money while non-profits that support the arts are pummeled by the changing economy. We check in with artists and art institutions about what they are doing to survive and adapt to these tough times and what can be done to help.


Gabe Meline, senior editor, KQED Arts

Carolina Miranda, staff writer covering culture, Los Angeles Times

Bruce Chrisp, principal trombonist, Marin Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Fresno Philharmonic and the Carmel Bach Festival

Stacey Otte-Demangate, executive director, Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

Amina El Kabbany, photographer