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The Glass Float Project is a public art installation where the public is encouraged to participate and keep the glass that they find
114 backers pledged $7,785 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

a group of happy hunters!
a group of happy hunters!

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.

Sea glass collection orb reward
Sea glass collection orb reward
A block island paperweight reward
A block island paperweight reward

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.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A huge thank you!! Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    A block island float "coin". This is a clear glass coin that is made from the stamp that we use to seal the tops of the floats. It has no special function other than a token of thanks from us and a way to say thank you for your donation. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    A block Island Pendant necklace created from the same stamp that we use to cap the floats to keep them water tight. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A signed and dated Block Island Float that is exactly like the clear Floats found on the Island. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    A signed and dated Block Island Float that is exactly like the clear Floats found on the Island and a block island float pendant. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    A "Sea Glass Collection orb".. What is this you ask?? well.. it is a larger version of the clear float that we hide.. BUT… It has a hole up near the top to insert your sea glass collection. ( or anything small) The bottom is flattened so it can sit without rolling. These things are really cool and are functional.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    A solid glass Block Island paperweight. Incredibly beautiful, these paperweights have a green shape of Block Island floating over an aqua blue sea of glass.. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A signed and dated cobalt blue glass and silver leafed Block Island Float created exclusively for this fundraiser event!!! Plus a signed and dated Block Island Float that is exactly like the clear Floats found on the Island. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A signed and dated gold leaf block island float that is exactly like float#1 that is hidden every year, plus a signed and dated Block Island Float that is exactly like the clear Floats found on the Island. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A private 2 hour session at Eben's Studio with 5 of your guests where you and your friends can create your own block island floats with Eben. Plus, you will be added to our Kickstarter email list, which we will use to alert float finders as to when we will be hiding more floats!

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Funding period

- (30 days)