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PRHBTN returns for its SIXTH year to bring international artists to create large public murals in Lexington. Help us make it happen!
PRHBTN returns for its SIXTH year to bring international artists to create large public murals in Lexington. Help us make it happen!
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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!

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    THANK YOU!

    THANK YOU! Each and every donation we receive means the world to us, no matter how large or how small. For a $1 pledge we will add your name to the PRHBTN website. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you and we mean that!

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    STICKERS!

    STICKERS! We have a big stack of freshly printed PRHBTN stickers that we would love to see on your car, fixie bike or the case for that acoustic guitar you never play. Printed on high quality vinyl by local scofflaw and all around badass, Dronex Inc. The only place to get these stickers is RIGHT HERE or if you peel one off of a street sign downtown.

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    PINS!

    PINS! New for this year we will be offering a very limited run of PRHBTN lapel pins. These will be soft-enamel pins forged from iron in the fires of Mount Doom. These are super limited and will not be made ever again. Just like you! You will also receive all rewards listed above.

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    SHIRTS!

    SHIRTS! You have the right to bear arms. Wait, bear? Yeah, let's go with that. Well, you may have a bear chest as well and in order to receive service at your local convenience store you need to be wearing a shirt! These shirts will be printed to order, not be available anywhere else, and will ensure that you will receive service when dependent on covering your bear chest (shoes not included). Shirts will be printed on 100% cotton Gildan shirts. You will also receive all rewards listed above.

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    PARTY!

    PARTY! We love art but we can't resist a good party. With this donation you and a friend will get into all PRHBTN events the week of October 8 -15 for free! Who doesn't love smugly telling the door guy that you're "on the list" loud enough that everyone else can hear you? You can be that guy all week long! We will also be holding an invitation only reception for our supporters, sponsors, and artists. Your name will be on that list as well! You will also receive all rewards listed above.

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    SPRAYPAINT!

    SPRAYPAINT! Each of the public murals are one of a kind pieces created with top quality acrylic and/or artist quality spray paint. You will receive a can or other piece of material that was used on the mural and signed by the artist. You must choose the artist before October 1 or the artist will be chosen for you. You will also receive all rewards listed above.

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    PLAQUE!

    PLAQUE! We can't exactly etch your name in stone but how does laser engraved on a metal sign sound to you? Each mural will have a permanent plaque with information and a list of donors. Your name will appear on a plaque at each mural listing you as an official donor to this year's show. You will also receive all rewards listed above.

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    BIG SHOT!

    HOLY COW! Top of the heap. Cream of the crop. Heck, we're even going to waive shipping costs for the rest of your rewards! If you're willing to make such a generous contribution we will do pretty much anything for you. Mainly you would become the Official Sponsor of the mural of your choice, your name or company name/logo would appear on the main page of our site and Facebook, we would bring you breakfast in bed, and the list goes on. You will also receive all rewards listed above and probably about a million hugs.

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