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Adam West Statue in Walla Walla

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This GOFUNDME is the official fundraiser to raise money for a statue of Adam West in his hometown of Walla Walla, Washington.
We have been working on this project for quite some time in order to find the right sculptor, design, placement, approval from our city and of course approval from the family of Adam West.
We are so excited to announce that everything is now in place and we are finally ready to begin fundraising for this well deserved honor! To honor our one and only Bright Knight!
Our sculptor is animator, comic book artist and sculptor Ruben Procopio. Long affiliated with Walt Disney Feature Animation as an animation artist and sculptor, Rubén was instrumental in reviving the maquette process at Disney Feature Animation film production in the 1980s. He is the founder of Masked Avenger Studios, whose clients include Warner Bros. Animation, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Electric Tiki, Enesco and DC Comics. He is known for his versatility and dynamic style in sculpting and drawing. Ruben even sculpted a bust of Adam West, through Masked Avenger Studios. Here is a great interview done some years back with Ruben and showing photos of Ruben and Adam together.
The placement will be Menlo Park just off of Alvarado Terrace in Walla Walla. This is the perfect park for Adam's statue because it is just down the street from where Adam went to school as a little boy (Green Park) and only one block away from the house where a young Billy Anderson (Adam West) lived. Alvarado Terrace is now also known as ADAM WEST WAY where his name was added to the street to honor him in 2017 after his passing.
Our top priority has always been to respect the wishes of the family of Adam West. We only wanted to proceed if we had their blessing and only if they approved the design and project. We are very happy to let everyone know that the family is in full support of our project and the design itself. One thing that was very important to them, and us as well, is that the statue should be of the man himself and not Batman. As we all know Adam was much more than just Batman as his amazing career spanned more than 60 years!
The design of the statue is an homeage to Adam West during the classic days he hosted at the famed Hollywood Palace. As you can see from the main photo the statue will be on a base with a surrounding lighting system. One special feature is at night there will be a light projecting a Bat to pay tribute to our Bright Knight!
Our statue will be 100% privately funded and we have the full support of our local City Council who voted on the approval of the statue awhile back. Ruben Procopio will be working closely with our local Foundry on every step of the process while reporting the progress to the family of Adam West. The work at the Foundry can begin in approximately one years time (Sept, 2022) so now is the ideal time to raise the necessary funding. The estimated cost of the statue, including expenses and installation will be approximately $200,000. Our goal is to break up the fundraising efforts in Four phases of $50,000 for each phase.
This statue will be truly an inspiration to all of his fans around the world and for future generations to come. Please help us honor our late great Bright Knight Adam West with this statue and show his family that his legacy will truly live on in our hearts forever!
Thank you so much for your support!
Jonathan Grant, Adam Lore, and Don Roff
(Adam West Statue Committee)
Here is a biography on Adam West:
Adam West is a true American Icon. From his humble beginnings on a wheat farm in Walla Walla, Washington, Adam skyrocketed to fame in Hollywood, pursuing an extraordinary career in entertainment that has spanned half a century. His role as Batman in the classic television series and feature of the same name continues to be seen throughout the world more than fifty years after its debut. While Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, remains his signature role, Adam has a multitude of motion picture, theater, and TV credits to his name. Mayor West I presume?
He made nearly 50 movies, including starring or co-starring roles in Drop Dead Gorgeous, The New Age, The Young Philadelphians, An American Vampire Story, Soldier in the Rain, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, and Nevada Smith. He has had starring roles in several TV series other than Batman, including The Detectives, The Last Precinct, and The Clinic. He made countless other TV appearances, including on Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Powerless, The Tonight Show and Conan. His theater credits include Volpone at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.
Adam West lent his iconic voice to animated characters in such well-known series as Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rugrats, Batman, Animaniacs, Jonny Bravo, Spydogs, Fairly Odd Parents, The Super Adventure Team, Robot Chicken and many others. His voice-over work in animated film includes two animated Batman films: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two Face, as well as Disney’s Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons. In 2000, he also contributed the voice of Leonard Fox to the animated short, Redux Riding Hood, which went on to win an Academy Award nomination.
For more than 60 years after starting his career in Hollywood, Adam West continued to work consistently in TV and film. His undeniable talent and unique off-kilter brand of humor have become truly iconic in entertainment and his work continues to entertain fans around the world.
Adam West was a devoted and loving family man. He was married to his wife Marcelle West for over 46 years and was father to six children, grandfather to five and great-grandfather to two. He resided in his beloved Ketchum, Idaho until his passing on June 9th, 2017 after a battle with Leukemia. His positive legacy as The Bright Knight continues to shine through the impact he made both personally as well as through his prodigious body of work.
Adam West authored two books, Back to the Batcave and Climbing the Walls.
He gave his support to numerous charities and won $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, on behalf of an organization supporting underprivileged women and children in Idaho. He also supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Camp Rainbow Gold.
Adam West legacy will truly live on in our hearts forever and continue to inspire his millions of fans around the world!


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