About this project
SIX YEARS OF PRHBTN!
PRHBTN has never been anything more than two people who came together and wanted to put on a street art festival for the city of Lexington. Over the years so many people have helped us realize that vision but PRHBTN as an organization has remained small. We are still just two people and countless volunteers working together to do something cool.
Each year we invite artists that we think are amazing and then try to find a way to pay for it all. In the past we have begged, borrowed, and pleaded with friends, family, local businesses, and complete strangers in order to make it work. We love putting on PRHBTN every year and we would probably sell a kidney on the black market to make it happen but we hope you won't force us to do that.
The last two years we used Kickstarter and asked everyone if they could find a few extra dollars to contribute and the project was a complete success! We have cut costs this year and only need to raise $10,000. These funds go towards travel, lodging, supplies, and hospitality for our visiting artists. Every single cent pledged to this campaign will go directly towards funding these public murals.
Tax Information: All donations are tax deductible. The funds go through LexArts who have graciously agreed to be our fiscal agent which allows your donations to be tax deductible.
MORE ABOUT PRHBTN:
PRHBTN is an annual celebration of art forms that have been criminalized, marginalized, and under-appreciated in the mainstream, featuring public murals alongside an exhibition of street art works in a space that complements the raw, powerful nature of the message and artistry of each piece. The sixth installment of PRHBTN will take place October 8 -15 at various locations around downtown Lexington, Kentucky.
PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the street art genre by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. For the sixth annual PRHBTN we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington, Kentucky. We are very proud to welcome this year's artists who come to us from New York City, the United Kingdom, Charleston, and Detroit.
Through sponsorships from local businesses and local citizens we have been able to fund amazing pieces of art in downtown Lexington. We are also able to hold a commission free art show which features local and regional artists who can show their work and keep 100% of art sales. In the past this has helped to connect local artists with local businesses and citizens throughout the year for commissioned artworks, murals, and signage.
In addition to the art show and mural works, PRHBTN will also feature local and national music acts at Lexington's newest music venue The Burl on Manchester St in collaboration with Vectortone.
Risks and challenges
This being our sixth year running PRHBTN we would like to think that we have worked out all of the kinks but there is always a problem or challenge that could arise. In the past we have dealt with last minute venue changes, travel visa delays, missing lifts, last minute paint shortages, lifts sunk in the mud, lack of proper voltage and more minor headaches than we can count. But we always find a way to make it work and we will continue to do so. There is no doubt about that!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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