Rose River Memorial

Rose River Memorial, with Marcos Lutyens at OCMA

Join the workshop this weekend, Saturday, February 13, 11 am (RSVP below)

Internationally recognized artist Marcos Lutyens created the OC Rose River Memorial to memorialize those who have passed away from COVID-19 in Orange County. Join in this collaborative effort to create 3,000 hand-made roses for a memorial that visualizes our collective loss and generates community healing. As part of a nationwide “COVID-19 Memorial Day,” Lutyens will combine the community-made roses into a memorial that will be on view outside the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) from Monday, March 1  through Sunday, March 7.

These roses will be combined with roses made by other communities across the US and presented in a future large-scale installation that will honor all who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the nation.

How to participate:

1. Pick up your kit*
Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, February 7, 11am – 6pm
OCMA, South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, 92704

If you missed our kit hand-out, you can still participate! Click here to learn about providing your own materials.

2. Join a virtual workshop with Marcos Lutyens
Saturday, February 13, 11 am (PST)
Marcos Lutyens’ unique workshop will help guests into a space of mindfulness, within which attendees will begin creating roses.
RSVP here to receive a link before the program.

3. Drop off your roses*
Thursday, February 18 – Sunday, February 21, 11 am – 6 pm
OCMA, South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704

*Please remember to wear your mask and follow social distancing guidelines when visiting OCMA. Thank you!

You can preview how to make your roses with these videos.

Please feel welcome to contact for further information.

Image: Watercolor rendering by Marcos Lutyens