ArtsVote 2024

Americans for the Arts Action Fund has launched its ArtsVote “Make Your Vote Count” pledge campaign with artwork designed by renowned contemporary artist and Americans for the Arts Artists Committee member Shepard Fairey. We have created customized State Voter Factsheets for every state and U.S. territory to provide the latest updates on all the new election rules and deadlines created post-COVID-19. Take the pledge to make your vote count today, then gain access to high-resolution images of Shepard Fairey's artwork in either English or Spanish. You can then celebrate being an ArtsVote champion by posting an ArtsVote graphic of your choosing on your website and social media platforms with a link to your State's Voter Factsheet! All ArtsVote resources are available at

Action 1 Take the Pledge

Action 2 Download Your State's Voter Factsheet

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Artist, Member of the Americans for the Arts Artists Committee

Shepard Fairey Headshot

Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1989 he created the "Andre the Giant has a Posse" sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign, with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. After 30 years, his work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, which includes the 2008 "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama, found at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. In 2017, the artist collaborated with Amplifier to create the We The People series, which was recognizable during the Women's Marches and other rallies around the world in defense of national and global social justice issues. 

Fairey's stickers, guerilla street art presence, and public murals are recognizable worldwide. His works are in the permanent collections of the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many others.  

In 2019, Shepard Fairey launched and toured "Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent," a global exhibition and series of murals culminating with the 100th large-scale painted mural. "Facing the Giant” is a curated series of images chosen for their importance aesthetically and conceptually, and for addressing critical topics and themes frequently recurring throughout Fairey's career. This selection of works touches on phenomenology, self-empowerment, rebellion, abuse of power, environmental destruction, racism, gender equality, xenophobia, campaign finance reform, the military-industrial complex, propaganda, war and peace, and economic imperialism. Since October 2019, Fairey has painted several more murals surrounding our COVID-19 heroes and more.

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