We are bringing Sam Barsky to St. Louis and have commissioned him to knit a sweater of the Arch!
We're excited for the chance to bring Sam Barsky to St. Louis. He is an internet-famous knitter with 60,000+ friends on Facebook and 40,000+ followers on Instagram. He has been written about in the New York Times and interviewed on NPR. He has knitted scores of world landmarks, and with each sweater, he takes a charming selfie. You should definitely follow him on Instagram to see his huge sweater and selfie collection!
The only thing Sam asks for, in terms of payment, is for his trip to be funded. He needs St. Louis to pay for his airfare, accommodations, car rental, and food, for him and his wife, Deborah. Here is the cost breakdown for Sam and Deborah's trip: Airfare: $850, Hotel: $1200 (he's gonna love the Moonrise), Food: $750, Car Rental: $200. Total: $3,000.
Oh So Vivant, Das Bevo, and Earthbound Beer have teamed up to throw Sam a party on June 21st from 6-10pm. This party is open to the public and will give you a chance to meet Sam! It will be located at Das Bevo, 4749 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116, and will feature a free photo booth by Oh So Vivant. Remember to show up between 6-7pm for your photo with Sam -- we don't want him to be stuck in the photo booth all night. There is also a Tap Takeover by Earthbound Beer. Purchase one of their deliciously strange brews. The event will feature music by Larry Haller and the Good Times Band in the dog-friendly biergarten!
We think this is a great opportunity for St. Louis! Consider helping us and snag some swag! Here are your reward options...
If you donate $5, you’ll get a Sam Barsky 3” sticker printed locally by The Done Dept.!
If you donate $25, you’ll get a Sam Barsky T-shirt printed locally by Tiny Little Monster!
If you donate $35, you’ll get a T-shirt and the opportunity to take a photo with Sam Barsky at the party on June 21st from 6-7pm.
Business Sponsorship Rewards...
$75 - Sponsor Sam with your logo on all the event press.
$100 - Sponsor Sam with your logo on all event press and a social media blast about you/your business.
$200 - Sponsor Sam with your logo on all event press and a social media blast about you/your business, PLUS your logo printed/overlaid on all images from the event photo booth.
Did we mention it's dog-friendly?! Locally owned Treats Unleashed has provided a dog cake for a few lucky pups!
If you are as excited as us about having the one and only Sam Barsky visit St. Louis, please consider helping us fund his trip. You don’t have to attend the party, but we’d be so happy if you did!
Risks and challenges
To ensure that you get the proper Tee Shirt, you'll need to message us with your shirt size. We're hoping to have them printed by the 21st, but if we get last minute orders, we won't be able to get them in time.
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