Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 27, 2012.

Update #2

Let's PAINT... and a Raffle!


The week just started and already it's great! The first coat of primer went up on the old funeral home. We’ve gained three new Creative Collaborators. Thank you Busboys and Poets, Hair Cuttery, and ShelfGenie. We’re more than halfway to our goal with nine days left...and we have a new raffle!

Win a Two-Week Residency in Mount Rainier, MD

Anyone outside the DC metro area who donates $10 or more to the Citizen Paint Project is entered into a raffle for two weeks at the Washington Writer's Retreat plus a wellness package that includes a massage, a personalized yoga training session, and unlimited classes and performances at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Book anytime after September 15, 2012. Come check out this creative community for yourself and help us transform vacant into vibrant in the Gateway Arts District.

We know you have friends who would love Mount Rainier as much as we do. Help us find them... tweet, post, and share the new raffle. Only nine days left to back the Citizen Paint Project, get a chance at the prize, and see a street corner transform right before your eyes.

Thank you again and hope to see you on April 28!

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    Paint People! You get a hug and a paint brush on April 28 to help us go from vacant to vibrant on Rhode Island Avenue.

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    Bucket Brigade! You're willing to carry water for this project. You get a limited edition 2012 Better Block Bucket to display prominently on your front porch.

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    Design Divas! You love to feel good inside and out and you know this project will brighten our street corner and our spirits. You get a stylish 2012 Better Block t-shirt to show your support.

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    Power Washers! You drive up and down Rhode Island Avenue and it makes you want to wax on and wax off. Miyagi have hope for you, kid. You get a chance to share your infinite wisdom in this year's Better Block video.

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    Mark Makers! You know this project will make a difference for the Gateway Arts District and you want your name on it. We'll have a custom stencil of your name and the spot to spray it on when you arrive on April 28.

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    Creative Collaborators! You know this temporary public art project is just one example of the creative capacity in Mount Rainier. You're excited about our new development and want to attract great partners to the Gateway Arts District. You probably don't want much in return, but we'll give you a hug, a brush, a bucket, a t-shirt, a name stencil, a spot in the video, and our sincere gratitude.

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