The Escape Artist Initiative (EAI) is a community-based public art, awareness and direct action campaign dedicated to combating fear-based media. The EAI is an artist-led response to issues of public safety and existential concern to local residents, national citizens, and human beings of the planet.


An escape artist employs creative strategies and innovative design solutions to overcome, escape or otherwise liberate oneself and/or one’s community from personal limitations and various systems of oppression. Escape artists aim to uproot dysfunctional realities from their mythic bedrock. We use image, archetype, symbol and design to plant seeds of readiness and resilience in the collective consciousness of our creative community. As visionaries, change agents, way finders and trail blazers, artists illuminate the path to new ways of seeing and being in the ever-changing world.