The Sail Away art installation a kinetic sculpture designed to breathe life into a stalled construction site in downtown, Seattle.
UPDATE: With 3 hours left to make reach our funding goal, I just wanted to say THANK YOU... for all your support. If we don't make our goal on kickstarter, there are other ways to support this project (just in case). http://sailawayseattle.blogspot.com/ .
The "Sail Away" art installation, designed by Kristi Park began as an entry to the Seattle Design Commission's Holding Patterns Contest in 2010 and was selected as a finalist. The project's intention is to temporarily transform a stalled construction site located at 5th/Columbia in downtown Seattle into a public art installation to enliven public space. The sculpture is not intended to be physically accessed, but is specifically designed to activate the public experience of this neighborhood by taking advantage of the site's environmental conditions to breathe life into the site.
The project is intended to last from 1 - 3 years or until the economy picks up and and construction can begin. The art installation is designed to be moveable and will seek a new home when needed. At this point in time we are actively seeking funding to construct the project - with a target installation date of late June 2011.
Our hope is to enliven the urban experience with this project and inspire others to propose their own project. We don't have to wait for the economy to pick up to live in vibrant cities - we can enrich our urban experience right now!
We think of ourselves as "urban activators" (which are superheroes of re-imagining public space disgusted as everyday people like you and me). With your pledge - you too can become an "urban activator". We look forward to you joining us on our quest to transform urban space from drab to fabulous.
Everyone working in this project is volunteering (with the exception of engineering and installation specialists). The entire project budget is $20,000 - the kickstarter funding will help us move foward with the critical details of design development and community outreach, two critical components. The rest of the money is intended to be raised by grants, corporate donations, private individual giving and two fundraising events held on April 14th, 2011.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Receive a custom thank you note with the "Urban Activator Superhero - Sail Away Story" to tell all your friends about what a cool person you are that you supported this project.
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This pledge moves you from a story teller to a "JV Urban Activator Superhero". Receive a custom thank you note with the" Urban Activator Superhero - Sail Away Story" and an Urban Activator Superhero Sticker to show off.
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New reward! Pledge $30 and receive 2 tickets to a Benefit Concert Performance by phenomenal NYC based opera singer - Julianne Park, accompanied by pianist Wade Digman. The concert is April 14th at noon (12p) in downtown Seattle at the Daniel's Recital Hall. For more information, please see our blog: http://sailawayseattle.blogspot.com/
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Hello Varisty! Now are you are really committing to becoming an Urban Activator Superhero. This pledge gives you the custom thank you note with the" Urban Activator Superhero - Sail Away Story", stickers and a custom t-shirt.
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Consider yourself Governor of all the "Urban Activator Superhereos". Receive all of the above prizes but instead of a t-shirt receive a custom "Urban Activator Hoodie" and VIP access to two fundraising events being held in Seattle on April 14th, 2011 (travel costs not included)
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Thinking of adopting a whale? How about adopting a sail? This pledge is super cool and would allow you (or your dedicated loved one) to live on in Seattle’s urban temporary art history. Your name (or person of your choice) would be hand drawn on the sail. The intrigue is that the lettering would be small and difficult to immediately see from the street. However, you would receive a custom map and photograph of your "sail" so when you visit the art project (much like watching your adopted Orca out on the ocean), you could proudly point out your adopted sail to everyone you know. Hurry to claim this award as there are only 10 sails available to be adopted!
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Are you starting a company or need to build your marketing brand? Do you need downtown Seattle public exposure? For this pledge, we will add your logo/company name to every piece of piece of marketing material we make... AND... we will also feature your marketing information on the 5th/Columbia street corner in Downtown Seattle for the duration of the project. This project is projected likely to cause quite the buzz in Seattle, make sure your company is part of it!
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