Rose River Makers Gathering (Online)

about this event

If you need to grieve the devastation of COVID-19, this interactive workshop is for you. Help build a nationwide handcrafted memorial, finding comfort through a mindful collective artistic practice.

The Rose River Memorial is a massive artwork conceptualized by acclaimed artist Marcos Lutyens to collectively grieve as a nation those lost in the U.S. to Covid-19. More than 200,000 handcrafted everlasting roses will be placed in undulating rows outdoors to represent each life taken. This artwork will represent the enormity of the loss from the COVID-19 crisis.

We’re inviting you to create roses and be part of this compelling art installation. Join members of the Rose River team to learn about the project and make some roses.

This workshop is best enjoyed with a few simple craft supplies, but you can make a practice rose with a spare sheet of paper, or an old pair of jeans! There’s more about making, including a supplies list at

This makers event is co-presented with Frogtown Artwalk 2020. Come make roses while enjoying virtual views of the Los Angeles River and seeing how Artwalk artists are customizing and styling their rose contributions.