The Bench Warming Project in Lapeer, MI

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The Bench Project is a multi-artist event to bring eye catching, FUNctional public art to downtown Lapeer.

Along Nepessing St. in Downtown Lapeer there are 22 benches, or rather in my opinion, 22 blank canvases. My goal with the Bench Project is to work with a group of artists and volunteers to turn each of these benches into a work of art that will bring people downtown and provide a splash of color to our historic downtown landscape.  However like all public art projects there are costs and needs that are involved in making this happen. This is where we turn to you.




Each bench must be sanded, washed, and primed before it can be painted. Tarps will need to be placed down around the benches and the molding and metal work around the benches will need to be masked off.  Your donation will help cover the cost of the supplies needed to prep each bench before our artists can paint them.

Once each bench has been painted by the artist they will need to be varnished to insure that the painting lasts as long as possible. Ideally two coats of varnish is needed for each bench.

Priming supplies, including primer  for this project will cost about $350. Additional funds will cover the costs of drop cloths, painters tape, brushes, rollers, and any remaining funds will be used to help cover the cost of any painting supplies needed and used by the artists when they are painting their creation on the bench.


Why help fund the Bench Project and public art?

The arts play a strong role in the development of the community. They help build strong, healthy, and vibrant communities, that increase the quality of life, attract new businesses, create new jobs, and help retain resident's interest within the community. By implementing the Bench Project Lapeer will have colorful, eye catching public art not seen in surrounding areas.

 

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Georgia Gibbons
55 months ago

Looks very cool. Do you have enough help?

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Leah Minto
57 months ago

How can I be a part of this with my students at Turrill!

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Jody Paling Kerbyson
58 months ago

What a cool, innovative idea! Go Lapeer! Go Jim!

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Jody Paling Kerbyson
58 months ago

What a cool, innovative idea! Go Lapeer!

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$1,101
The Optimist Club of Lapeer
56 months ago (Offline Donation)
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The Optimist Club of Lapeer is pleased to enclose a check for $1,101.50 for the Downtown Bench Project...Keep up the Great Work!!! We wish you much success with your program as we focus on our mission "Friend of Youth in Lapeer County."

LD
$400
Lapeer Area Home Depot
57 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$50
Anonymous
57 months ago
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JS
$25
Janine Saputo
57 months ago (Offline Donation)
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DK
$50
Dale Kerbyson
58 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Great innovative idea! I look forward to the final project. How about painting one Central Michigan University colors!

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Anonymous
58 months ago
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SO
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Sharon Oelke
58 months ago
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Great idea!!

MD
$50
Matthew Dube
58 months ago
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Good idea! Make the one in front of Woodchips look extra fancy :)

Georgia Gibbons
55 months ago

Looks very cool. Do you have enough help?

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Leah Minto
57 months ago

How can I be a part of this with my students at Turrill!

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Jody Paling Kerbyson
58 months ago

What a cool, innovative idea! Go Lapeer! Go Jim!

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Jody Paling Kerbyson
58 months ago

What a cool, innovative idea! Go Lapeer!

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