A large machine is on the loose! It wanders through the streets, stalking artists, and gobbling up their art. If you are careful, if you have the patience, you can tame the beast and teach it to share a piece of the local Ames art scene. However, it will take a group of hunters to capture and secure the great ArtVend Machine for the benefit of the community, visitors and local artists and crafters.
It’s time for another Ames C.art Annual Project! This year we are on a hunt to bring an ArtVend Machine to Ames in the Fall of 2011. The machine will display and sell the work of local artists and crafters in vending machine form, making local art readily available to anyone passing by. The machine will spread morsels of Ames art where they might not normally reach, and local artists and crafters will have a unique option to promote their work. In addition, the presence of ArtVend in our community will encourage the integration of art into everyday life both in the Ames community and in peoples’ homes. Residents and visitors will have a new way to appreciate what Ames has to offer by the spreading of beauty and creativity through our ArtVend project.
What we need for success!
We need a vending machine and funds for promotion! We will need $800 for a used vending machine, supplies to retrofit the machine for ArtVend., and start-up artist packages. Last year our group successfully created a public art mural which helped beautify our town’s Campustown area, and gave local residents the opportunity to participate in the mural’s creation. The ArtVend project requires a little more creative funding, and because of its unique nature we need your assistance.
Proceeds and rewards!
Please help make this project a success, and help spread creativity and art throughout Ames! If we are successful, hopefully our example will help other communities plan and create similar projects.
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