(3/26/20) – Consistent with the declaration by the state of Minnesota closing non-essential businesses, we at Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio have decided to pause shipping most online orders for the safety of our staff and community effective. Here’s what to know:
- We will continue to fill orders of the following items: our coloring booklets, 11×17 “What to do in a Pandemic” poster (English and Spanish), and notecard packs (not individual cards). These will be shipped from a staff member’s residential location for the time being. (Products are kept in a secure bin, and packaging sprayed with a sanitizing solution prior to shipping.)
- We are still accepting orders for all other items, however orders placed after 12pm Central Time on Friday 3/27 may not ship until restrictions in the state of Minnesota/city of Minneapolis are lifted. The governor’s executive order is set to expire on April 10, but it may well be extended.
- We will continue designing, and taking orders for, custom buttons throughout this period. However, final production will not proceed until the stay-at-home order has been lifted.
- For questions about orders, payment, to reach Ricardo, or for any other reason, emailing is likely to get a quicker response than calling. See our contact information here.
If you’re interested in supporting us now and getting art later – we’ve recently launched the option to purchase E-Gift Cards, and you can get one here.
Our physical store in Minneapolis remains closed and all of us have been taking precautions to keep our store and inventory clean, and ourselves and our community safer, by limiting contact and doing social distancing to “flatten the curve.”
We want to keep spreading art for hope, healing and hellraising during this crisis – and will continue to do so online. But for now, putting people over profits means scaling back our physical operations, and joining our community to #StayAtHome whenever possible.
In struggle and social distancing,
The RLM Arts Crew (Ricardo, Jeff, Elaine, Jaime, Rowan and Sheila)