Over 40 Street Artists paint a three story, 36,000 square foot, abandoned ink factory and open it for public viewing on Sept 8th, 2012.
SPECIAL DELIVERY is a large scale mural exhibition featuring a number of prolific street artists from the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area.
Last year we brought the show to the North West where artists were invited to paint a 5,000 square foot warehouse. It is said to have been the largest graffiti event to ever take place in Portland. The event was featured on the news at least five times and was also acknowledged by most the major Street Art Blogs. Just recently, Endless Canvas released a full color published book telling of the previous year’s exhibit.
THIS YEARS 2012 EVENT:
We’re bringing SPECIAL DELIVERY back to home base and stepping up our game by painting an entire 36,000 square foot, three story abandoned INK FACTORY that was built in the 1920s! The building we have been invited to paint has been vacant for over a decade and has a long history of presence in the local graffiti art scene. It was recently purchased by a Bay Area based firm with plans to refurbish the building into a permanent office facility. The owner of the company happens to be on the board for the OMCA (Oakland Museum of California). As an inspired art enthusiast, he noticed some of the graffiti in the building was done by the very same artists whom are currently exhibiting at the OMCA. Saddened by the destruction of this museum worthy artwork and the cultural history behind it, he asked Endless Canvas to invite the artists back to restore the graffiti in the warehouse.
What has resulted is a three part project:
(1) DOCUMENT: a professional photographer has documented all of the graffiti pieces in the building.
(2) PAINT: we will be hosting the SPECIAL DELIVERY Art Show. For this we have invited over 40 of the Bay Area’s most prolific street artists to paint the interior space of the building, to be exhibited for public view on September 8th, 2012. The new pieces will be documented thoroughly then later removed for necessary renovation of the warehouse.
(3) PAINT AGAIN: It will take about a year to refurbish the building. Once this process is complete, a selection of artists will be invited back to install permanent murals on the interior walls of the building. All three stages will be documented and followed by a published book sharing the project as a whole.
All of the participating artists have spent a significant amount of time creating works of public art in the Bay Area. Some have been featured in museums and documentaries and others are home town heroes in the underground art scene.
SOME OF THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Swampy, Pemex, Optimist, GATS, Roar CBS, Ras Terms, Del Phresh, Monica Canilao, Anemal AOD, Dead Eyes, Logo, Broke One, Coyote, Feral Child, Kava, UpFuk, Attica, Ernest Doty, Nina STM, Cuss, BVRS, Pobrecito, Old Crow, Drama, Aura, Nart, ATWA, N.O. Bonzo, Safety First, Meck, 7 Seas, Tupac, Odd Fellow, Edith, Devote, Rekn, Enero, Pink Eyes, Somar, Koleo, Cannon Dill, Enor, Grow, Circle Face, Astrotwitch, and more!
Where we are at in the process...
We have secured the building and have been sweeping the floors, scraping and prepping the walls. Artists have been starting their pieces with what ever paint they can come up with. A few artists have finished their pieces already because they were only in town for a minute and others are still on there way here. This building is getting painted no matter what but the funding will decide the quality of work and whether or not we can light it to open it to the public or whether we can publish the book to share the documentation with you.
Lighting (PRIORITY): There is no electricity in the building and we have to light nine warehouse size rooms. Our current estimate is $3366 to pull this off. We set the goal lower because if we don't meet it we receive $0, but we can always receive donations beyond the goal.
Building Preparation (SECOND PRIORITY): We need at least $200 worth of wood to board up the elevator shafts and generally safety proof the building for the public.
The Book: This year's book documenting the exhibit will have more than twice the content as last year and will cost us a minimum of $6,000 for a small 5.3” x 8.3” book. If we can raise more we would like to make a larger book.
Paint: Between 50 artists, we're going through almost $10,000 worth of paint.
Here are some of the thank you gifts we have to offer...
Every dollar helps!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Jul 26, 2012 - Aug 16, 2012 (21 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Receive a "Thank You" shout out on the Endless Canvas Facebook profile and free hi-fives at the opening.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
SPECIAL DELIVERY STICKERS: Receive a few Special Delivery stickers and a thank you shout out on our Facebook.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
THE STREETS Zine Issue #2: Receive a copy of the new unreleased graffiti zine made specifically for this kickstarter campaign. Issue #1 has long been sold out.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
STICKER PACK: Receive stickers from eight of the artists in the show.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
ZINE AND STICKER PACK: "The Streets: Issue #2" Zine, stickers from eight of the artists in the show and a few extra Endless Canvas stickers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
9 backers Limited (11 of 20 left)
"LOVE HATE" SCREEN PRINT by SAFETY FIRST: Limited Edition of 100. 12" by 18" Inches. Signed and numbered by artist. Hand pulled. Three layers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $30 or more
SPECIAL DELIVERY T-SHIRT: Limited run t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $40 or more
5 backers All gone!
"BROKE" SCREEN PRINT - 12"x18" Inches, Limited edition of 100, Signed and Numbered, Hand Pulled by Artist.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $45 or more
STICKER PACK, ZINE and T-SHIRT: Stickers from eight of the artists, "The Streets: Issue #2" Zine and the limited run t-shirt. We will give you a thank you shout out on Facebook and throw in some extra Special Delivery stickers.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
YOUR NAME WRITTEN IN YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS HANDSTYLE: Choose from Gats, Broke, Dead Eyes, Pobrecito, Attica or Ras Terms and we'll have them tag your name in their unique hand style on an archival framing ready size of paper and mail it to you.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $60 or more
SIGNED COPY OF SPECIAL DELIVERY 2011 BOOK: Copy of the full color book about last years Special Delivery exhibit in Portland signed by a handful of the headlining artists.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $80 or more
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION: Receive an original drawing on archival paper by one of the headlining artists in the exhibit chosen at random.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $150 or more
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION WITH PERSONALIZED MESSAGE: Choose from Gats, Broke, Dead Eyes, Attica, Ras Terms, PobrecitoEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE BOOK: When we publish the book about Special Delivery 2012 your name will be listed as a "Sponsor" and you will receive a free copy of the book. You will also receive the T-Shirt, sticker pack and a copy of "The Streets: Issue #2".Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $500 or more
ORIGINAL PAINTING: Small original painting by your choice of Gats, Dead Eyes, Broke, Attica, Porecito or Ras Terms.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
BENEFACTOR STATUS: Your name (unless you would like to be anonymous) will be printed in the Special Delivery 2012 book as a "Benefactor" and you will receive a free copy of the book signed by a handful of the artists. We will give you a walk through sneak peek of the progress of the exhibit if you're in town. Also, you will receive the t-shirt, sticker pack and "The Streets: Issue #2" Zine.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
PERSONAL GRAFFITI TOUR: Endless Canvas will drive you and a friend around the East Bay and show you our favorite murals and graffiti pieces and give you a little local history. We will also give you a walk through sneak peek of this year's exhibit's process and list you in the book as a "Benefactor". Also, you will receive the t-shirt, sticker pack and "The Streets: Issue #2" Zine.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
PERSONAL SPECIAL DELIVERY: A handful of the artists will fly to your city and throw an art show. Also, you will receive the t-shirt, the Streets Zine, and your name will be printed in the Special Delivery 2012 book as a "Benefactor". You will receive a copy of the book signed by a handful of the artists. We will also give you a walk through sneak peek of this years exhibits process if you're in town.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013