The purpose of this campaign is to raise additional funding for the painting of 10 murals in Kingston, Edwardsville, and Luzerne during Phase I of the West Side Mural Revitalization Project.
The contribution of these beautiful public artworks to our main streets and downtown areas will impact the aesthetic, economic, and psychological well-being of local NEPA communities, and demonstrate what is possible when residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to be confronted by uplifting colorful images on a daily basis.
This is a massive project to undertake. A large portion of the funding we have been alloted will be utilized to cover the cost of insurance and lift equipment rentals, as well as paint, primer, clear-coat, and all of the other materials needed to create 10,671 square feet of artwork, on 10 buildings. In addition, we are working through a "reimbursement grant" which means that funds for the project will not be accessible until after expenses have been incurred. Therefore, we must rely on ourselves and contributions from donors to cover start-up costs for materials until all receipts and documents have been submitted and processed. Our GoFundMe campaign will help to ease some of the financial burden we may otherwise be taking on personally, as individuals, having to purchase paint, supplies, and equipment rentals, for the benefit of our communities, and allow our efforts to reach further.
Money raised through our GoFundMe campaign will also help us to give artists a portion of their stipend as they are working on the project, rather than requiring them to wait weeks after everything is completed before receiving payment. Mural painting is physically intensive work that requires an artist to spend long hours outdoors, working several feet off the ground, to produce large-scale artwork. This is not an easy task. We would like to make sure that our artists receive adequate compensation for their time and talent, as well as the effort and dedication they are putting forth toward improving the towns in which we all live.
Any size donation, large or small, that you are able to contribute toward the overall success of this project will be greatly appreciated, not only by our artists, and organization, but also by the residents of Luzerne County who stand to benefit from the presence of murals in our communities.
Digital mock-ups of each mural design chosen for Phase I are depicted in the video linked to this account and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StreetArtSocietyNEPA
The tenth mural site is reserved for experimentation with Polytab, which presents an alternative mural-making method we would like to gain experience with, as it could prove to be beneficial for use in highly detailed paintings, or as a cost-saving measure for challenging sites in the future.
Thanks again for your support of local artists, and the West Side Mural Revitalization Project!
Cheers, and Let's get Creative!
-Street Art Society of NEPA*No refunds of donations will be issued under any circumstance. Any amount raised over our Phase 1 fundraiser goal, will go toward the continuation and advancement of our mission during the upcoming Phase 2 of the West Side Mural Revitalization Project.