Michelle Obama School Mural

$11,735 of $9,900 goal

Raised by 90 people in 15 months
My name is Chris Devins . I am a Chicago, IL based  Artist/Urban Planner known for large, outdoor murals of A. Philip Randolph, Rashid Lynn (Common) , Lorraine Hansberry, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and the Bronzeville Marianos ,  Chatham 2.0, Hyde Park Heroes , and other community Art initiatives.

I am seeking to raise at least $5000 in community support to create a large scale, outdoor mural of First Lady Michelle Obama. The total cost of the mural is approximately $15,000. I plan on matching some of the funds donated by the community and raise additional funds from local community organizations. Additionally, I plan on donating at least $500 to  Bouchet Elementary, which she attended,  for school supplies for its students.

The purpose of this mural is to give today's children someone they can literally look up to and to celebrate Mrs. Obama's life and accomplishments during the last 8 years as First Lady of the United States.

The mural shown is preliminary and will most likely change in the final rendering. Planning and preliminary work will occur throughout this winter. I expect to create the mural in March, 2017.

I can’t tell you how grateful we will be for your donation. Thank you.
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$11,735 of $9,900 goal

Raised by 90 people in 15 months
Created November 8, 2016
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MS
$25
Ms. Sanders
13 months ago
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If you see hee, you can be her.

$20
Anonymous
15 months ago
$50
Carole Marshall
15 months ago
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There hasn't ever been a finer first lady, and an inspiration to all

LJ
$25
Lillian Johnson
15 months ago
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A beautiful lady that is worthy of honor.

$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
KB
$15
Kat Barnes
15 months ago
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What an amazing woman. I am so delighted at the idea that her wonderful self could serve as an visual inspiration to the sweet children of her former school.

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