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

Update #3

Painting toward the finish line

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Hello Citizen Paint supporters!

The base coat is being sprayed on the building right now.  Lead artist Valerie Theberge worked with Emily of Color in Space to select amazing colors that will vibrate without looking too cutesy.  Can't wait to see the patterns emerge next weekend at the main event: Mount Rainier Better Block Project 2012 from 12 to 5pm.

Right now, we are so close to the finish line of our fundraising goals.  79 tremendous people and businesses have donated $5,393. 

Special applause for special backers:  Franklin's Brewery and Restaurant, Nisey's Boutique, Glut Food Coop, Jimmy Tarlau, Brent Bolin and Danielle Schopp, and Larry Solomon of Thrifty Car Rental. 

Special Premium! for new or increased gifts of $10 or more - a raffle for a creative retreat in our community.  The Washington Writer's Retreat, a creative residency house here in Mount Rainier, has offered a 2-week stay and Joe's Movement Emporium is adding a two-week unlimited pass for classes, rehearsal space or theater tickets (space available).  You might have an artist colleague who needs a peaceful retreat, or someone planning to come to the Washington area.  You are eligble for the raffle if you increase your gift.  Please share and let your out of town peeps know!  The odds are going to be pretty good!

Many thanks for your support!

Brooke and the Better Block team!

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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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