Let's Beautify This! Kenmore, WA

$7,135 of $12k goal

Raised by 48 people in 9 months
Andrea Hansen
on behalf of Arts of Kenmore Inc
Let’s Beautify This!
Our mission is to find ways to create colorful displays of public art to enhance the look and character of Kenmore - our friendly city of 12,000+ located at the north end of Lake Washington.

How did this project get started?
You asked for it!
In April, 2015, Kenmore residents voted overwhelmingly for the silo-decoration project, the #1 idea to emerge from a city workshop, "For the Love of Kenmore".

Let's Beautify This! is now a community initiative to beautify the heart of Kenmore, WA and we need your help!

Our first project is ambitious.
From this workshop, a group of citizens started the “Hwy. 522 Beautification Projects", and the silos are our first endeavor.  We foresee future projects along Hwy. 522 - the highway is our canvas! Do you have ideas for future projects? Post them on our Facebook page.

In 2017, with your support, original artwork will be attached to the  three 80-foot silos at the CalPortland Co. concrete plant next to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

For many years, the silos have stood as drab industrial icons of Kenmore, seen by tens of thousands of people who daily drive, bike, and walk by a mostly colorless and unremarkable state highway.
When finished, next summer, the silos will be drab no more!  Help make this happen!

Are donations TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes! We are supported by Arts of Kenmore, Inc, a  501c3 not-for-profit corporation formed in 1998 that produces the annual Kenmore Art Show.

Donations can be used as tax deductions. This is allowed because AOK will provide all financial services for our project, and because our goals are compatible with AOK’s own mission of promoting art in Kenmore. Thus, we can assure you that your donations will be handled according to the highest professional accounting standards.

How will the money be spent?

We estimate the project will cost $12,000.

This includes…

- manufacturing a large “Let’s Beautify This!” banner to announce and promote the silo project;

- printing high-res artwork onto one enormous wrap-around banner displaying the selected art, to appear on the front of the silos;

- compensating artists whose work is chosen for display; and;

- paying the standard 5% fee to  GoFundMe,  and contributing a 10% fee to Arts of Kenmore for financial management services. No other administrative costs will be charged.

Should we exceed our goal, the extra funds will be set aside for project #2.

“Let's Beautify This!” is a private, non-profit community project. We are independent. We receive no government funds. We have no major corporate underwriting. There is no paid staff.

Please donate now and share this link with your friends!

Join us on Facebook at "LetsBeautifyThis" for a schedule of our events and to catch up on the latest news. 

If you are an artist, the rules for submitting art for consideration are available at:   www.artsofkenmore.org.

Let's Beautify This!  TOGETHER.
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$7,135 of $12k goal

Raised by 48 people in 9 months
Created July 15, 2016
Andrea Hansen  
on behalf of Arts of Kenmore Inc
Shannon Hendricks
19 days ago

Martian Systems, Inc. is happy to help beautify the City! We see them everyday on our way into the office. ;)

Bastyr University
2 months ago

As a proud member of the Kenmore community, Bastyr University is pleased to support projects, like "Let's Beautify This," that enhance the beauty of our community with art.

Barbara Mendrey
2 months ago

I am happy to do what I can to make the community I live in more attractive. I love the idea of working with companies that are here for the long run. It is great to see art in unexpected places and I look forward to more ideas. But I do think it would be great if Cal Portland got rid of the stinky asphalt plant that they lease to CeMex. Cal Portland does a lot to control their emissions and when they deliver cement locally they help provide a much smaller carbon foot print for our region.

Kenmore Domino's
2 months ago

Your locally owned Kenmore Domino's is proud to help beautify Kenmore!

MainStreet Property Group LLC
2 months ago

MainStreet Property Group LLC

Gyan Garcia
3 months ago

Have you though of doing something like there did on Vancouver on granville island: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1987513/thumbs/o-OSGEMEOS-570.jpg?16

RISE REALTY LLC of Kenmore Dennis
8 months ago

Go Get'em!

Sheri Baker
8 months ago

Excited to see some color.

Patty Sturgis
9 months ago

Can't wait to see the new look!

Brent Smith
9 months ago

Many thanks to all working towards a more beautiful Kenmore! Your efforts are appreciated.

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