Free the Bear!

$55,312 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 35 months
Phil Lucas
on behalf of City of Southfield
Many remember Northland Mall very fondly, including The Boy and Bear sculpture by Marshall Fredericks. When Northland closed, The Boy and Bear was slated for auction.

The City of Southfield intervened to keep this important piece of history-- and art --here in Southfield. The Southfield Library has now offered a permanent home for this sculpture.

With your support, The Boy and Bear will move to the Library. Your donation will establish a permanent fund for youth art programming, support local artists, and build cultural opportunities in our city. 

Please join us in continuing the legacy of this piece for generations!

Thank you!
-Southfield Public Arts Commission
501(c)3 Pending
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Great news! Because of your generous support and sharing of this campaign, we have reached our online fundraising goal!

The Southfield Public Arts Commission will continue to fundraise for art programming and additional installations of public art. Our work has not finished!

Once again, we are very thankful for your support! For donors of $50 or more, we look forward to celebrating with you at the unveiling on Thursday.
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Thank you for your support thus far! We are almost to the finish line! Please share the word with your friends and family, and help us reach our goal before May 19! #FreeTheBear
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$55,312 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 132 people in 35 months
Created March 15, 2016
Phil Lucas
on behalf of City of Southfield
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