The Glass Float Project promotes and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to explore Rhode Island's unspoiled jewel, Block Island. The artist creates and hides one of a kind glass floats in the public, outdoor areas of the island, for people to discover and treasure for years to come. The project seeks to encourage people to get excited about exploring the great outdoors, and to work together to discover art, nature and themselves.
This Kickstarter Campaign has been created to generate funds to enable the creation of more of the glass floats to be hidden on the island, pay for operating expenses, purchase materials, and to ensure that this event becomes a yearly tradition on Block Island.
Risks and challenges
Starting in April, we will begin creating the hundreds of glass floats needed to hide around the island. Making glass is an incredibly expensive venture and we need your help to get the ball rolling!! The funds we are seeking from this kickstarter campaign will go towards purchasing raw materials, paying for the propane and electricity that run our equipment, and other operating expenses that have to be paid to make all of this work. Without help from our kickstarter supporters, we will have to cut back on the number of floats that we would like to hide on the island next year... Less floats hidden obviously means that there will be less floats to be found!! One major change that is planned for 2014 is the hiding of smaller numbers of floats more frequently, so that the chances of finding them are spread out throughout the season. I really want YOU to find a float when YOU come to the island.. This will require more trips to the island, and more hikes around the island to hide them, but it will ensure that the odds of finding one will be better.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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