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Imagine, Art on Wheels, with the Gallery Z ArtMobile, a public art vehicle, now you can. "Bringing art to the people"
111 backers pledged $4,204 to help bring this project to life.

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The Gallery Z ArtMobile is the latest concept for bringing fine art to the streets of Providence and beyond. I want to bring original art to many destinations and communities where it is not available or accessible.   Made from a renovated FedEx truck, the ArtMobile's interior will feature a hardwood floor, hanging system, surround sound system, digital monitors and track lighting to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.  The exterior of this gallery on wheels will be distinctively painted with Gallery Z's ArtMobile logo. In addition to providing artwork for festivals, private, public and corporate events, this unique art-space will serve as a moving calling card for the Rhode Island art community. I plan to do this immediately. 

I have just purchased a FedEx 1999 Chevy 18 foot box truck in good condition. The money from this Kickstarter campaign will be necessary to transform the truck by retrofitting it to become the Gallery Z ArtMobile, an innovative vehicle bringing fine art to the people.

Questions and Answers.

Why have I chosen to use  Kickstarter?

I  am using Kickstarter as a way to initially launch this project, however,  I am also using it as a tool to get the word out about my vision.

How Does Kickstarter work?

If a project meets it's goal, the money raised is given to the owner to support and "kickstart" their project.

If a project doesn't meet it's goal within it's time limit (even if it's a dollar off), no money is exchanged. (No money will be taken from the backers).

If a project goes over the goal, this is perfectly okay and those funds will be used to further expand the concept of this project.

More facts about the ArtMobile truck concept:

The purchase and acquisition of truck has been done. Maintenance, mechanical and safety issues have been addressed.

Demolition, stripping/gutting of truck has been finished. Prep work for construction - completed. Plan and design has been initiated, researched and approved. Construction and retrofitting is to begin. 

  ^ This image is a rough prototype of what we hope the ArtMobile will look like

You can scan this QR code with your smart-phone to view the ArtMobile's webpage on your mobile device!

Why do we need the funds?

Funds will be used for purchasing raw materials such as wood, paint, electrical supplies, doors, lighting, flooring, signage, art handing and sound system and other products. Labor costs are not included. The gallery director will incur this expense. A number of people with different backgrounds and expertise have volunteered to help.

Art should not be incarcerated.

Who said fine art has to be locked away in museums and galleries?

Who decided that all the excitement, the inspiration, the emotion that artists put into their work has to be hung from a wall like a spice rack?

Imagine if somehow art could be set free. Free to roam the countryside, free to tour urban neighborhoods, to reach the beaches, even go out at night.

The Gallery Z ArtMobile is a getaway vehicle that carries a truckload of framed artistry to libraries and senior centers, festivals and campuses, fundraisers and hospitals. Anywhere.

Final Thought:

I created the Gallery Z ArtMobile as a way to bring wonderful paintings, drawings and sculpture to people who might not have the opportunity to visit a gallery or museum. The ArtMobile will be a traveling celebration of the creative spirit here in Providence, a city with a rich history of design innovation, and I hope it’s an inspiration to others around the world.

If you know people who may be interested in backing this project, tell them! Post the link on your social networking sites. Tell them via cell phone or word of mouth.

Art should be free and sprout wings…and wheels

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You will receive a personalized thank you email from the Gallery Director. You will also be added to the mailing list for this project to receive status updates of the ArtMobile and Gallery Z announcements.
    + Your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous) will be featured on the Gallery Z website as an official ArtMobile sponser

    + An exclusive invitation (date and location to be announced) to the unveiling of the ArtMobile

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    You will receive a personalized thank you email from the Gallery Director. You will also be added to the mailing list for this project to receive status updates of the ArtMobile and Gallery Z announcements + An exclusive invitation (date and location to be announced) to the unveiling of the ArtMobile.
    + Your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous) will be featured on the Gallery Z website as an official ArtMobile sponser.
    + An official ArtMobile postcard and handwritten thank you note from the Gallery Director.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You will receive a personalized thank you email from the Gallery Director. You will also be added to the mailing list for this project to receive status updates of the ArtMobile and Gallery Z announcements.
    + Your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous) will be featured on the Gallery Z website as an official ArtMobile sponser + An exclusive invitation (date and location to be announced) to the unveiling of the ArtMobile.
    + An official ArtMobile postcard and handwritten thank you note from the Gallery Director.
    + An official ArtMobile bumper sticker

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You will receive a personalized thank you email from the Gallery Director. You will also be added to the mailing list for this project to receive status updates of the ArtMobile and Gallery Z announcements.
    + Your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous) will be featured on the Gallery Z website as an official ArtMobile sponser + An exclusive invitation (date and location to be announced) to the unveiling of the ArtMobile.
    + An official ArtMobile postcard and handwritten thank you note from the Gallery Director.
    + An official ArtMobile bumper sticker. + An official ArtMobile pin.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    ArtMobile T Shirt
    A personal thank you from Gallery Z Director
    Listing of donors name to Gallery Web Site

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All of the above
    + An official ArtMobile T-Shirt

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

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    + An original 6" x 6" landscape painting by the artist and member of the Gallery Z team Ian Mohon

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All of the above
    + The ArtMobile will drive to your private party or event (up to 25 Miles from the location of Gallery Z) OR a painting from Gallery Z up to a $200.00 value of your choice. If this pledge is from your company or organization, by donating $500 you will also have your logo on the ArtMobile.

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Funding period

- (33 days)