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Aurora is an interactive LED tree sculpture by Charles Gadeken. This tree will live for a year in front of Palo Alto City Hall.
445 backers pledged $36,155 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Recognition on our website as part of the Aurora donor network and a full color postcard signed by artist Charles Gadeken and The Aurora Kids.

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    A laser-engraved Aurora dogtag, recognition on our website and a full color postcard signed by artist Charles Gadeken.

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Q&A with Charles Gadeken, Aurora's creator for up to 10 people. Charles, Sam and Julia and the Aurora team will show your group how Aurora is built and installed.

    20 min session and guided tour to be scheduled an afternoon of your choice during the installation on Tues 11/12, Wed 11/13, or Thurs 11/14 between 3:30-5:00 at 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Five groups of 10.

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    An Aurora T-Shirt that you can wear with pride!

    In addition, you will receive recognition on our website as part of the Aurora donor network, a full color signed postcard and one of our Aurora dog tags!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A signed archival print of Aurora in her full LED beauty outside of Palo Alto City Hall, plus all the benefits of other donors: tshirt, dog tags, signed postcard and donor recognition on our website.

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Claim your night to take over Aurora's LED programming and display the light sequences that you yourself design! Bring your friends and enjoy the lights as they illuminate downtown Palo Alto, or watch the live feed on your night from home!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Own, Gift or Memorialize an entire BRANCH with ~30 leafs! Each of the leafs on Aurora is unique, just as you or someone special to you is unique. Leafs are cut from a sheet of pure copper and hand-beaten to shape. A member of the Aurora Crew will stamp the initials of your choice onto each leaf on your branch, and it will be installed on Aurora and visible to everyone who visits. The name and location of your branch and leafs will be listed on the Aurora website

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Silver Sponsor!

    Your name added to Aurora Plaque in front of City Hall as a member of the Silver Sponsor Circle and a tour of the BoxShop and VIP dinner with the artist.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Water efficiency... Sponsor the transition to water-efficient native California grasses. The current plants are lovely, but are non-native and they use more than their share of water. We need about 70 five-gallon-sized containers of three varieties of native grasses. Sponsor them here, or contact us about helping us source them.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Gold Sponsor!

    Your name added to Aurora Plaque in front of City Hall as a member of the Gold Sponsor Circle.

    Plus, a custom work of art made by Charles Gadeken, BoxShop tour and VIP dinner with the artist and any other Aurora rewards of your choice.

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    Solar Sponsor!

    Sponsor Aurora's solar power plan and we will convert Aurora's power system from the City power grid to using green sustainable solar!

    Plus all other Aurora rewards of your choice.

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    Dreams. Sponsor DREAMS! Aurora creates a fairy tale environment where people are inspired to dream. She's located on Martin Luther King Plaza in front of City Hall in Palo Alto. Dr. King gave his "I Have A Dream..." speech 50 years ago.

    Aurora can be the place where people place their dreams, write them down, and give them life outside their own heads. This is a critical step toward making dreams come true. They'll do this either at a kiosk on the plaza, which will be built for this, or through the Aurora website, which will be redesigned to accommodate this.

    Contact us directly if you're interested in this.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2

    A full-color photo card of Aurora signed by Charles Gadeken, the artist that created her. Additional signatures from Sam (11), Julia (9), and other Aurora Kids who convinced the Palo Alto Art Commission to give Aurora a home at City Hall are also available.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2

    The gift of light… Own, gift or memorialize one of Aurora’s LED lights! Your name will be listed on Aurora’s website as a sponsor and you’ll be able to locate your light on the tree. Our goal is to make Aurora accessible to as many people as possible, both through her interactivity and her sponsorship levels. Sponsor lots of LED’s for your friends!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A full-color photo card of Aurora signed by Charles Gadeken, the artist that created her. Additional signatures from Sam (11), Julia (9), and other Aurora Kids who convinced the Palo Alto Art Commission to give Aurora a home at City Hall are also available.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Create a leaf for Aurora! Kids and adults will make a hand-beaten, unique copper leaf and put their initials on it. Learn some of the basics of art with metal. The leafs will be installed on Aurora and visible to everyone who visits. The name and location of your leaf will be listed on the Aurora website.

    To make a leaf, you must participate in one of the on-site workshops hosted during the unveiling event on Sat 11/16 from 3:00-5:00, or each afternoon during the week prior to unveiling. Tues 11/12, Wed 11/13, or Thurs 11/14 between 3:30-5:00. All workshops are at 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Own, Gift or Memorialize a leaf! Each of the leafs on Aurora is unique, just as you or someone special to you is unique. Leafs are cut from a sheet of pure copper and hand-beaten to shape. A member of the Aurora Crew will stamp the initials of your choice onto your leaf, and it will be installed on Aurora and visible to everyone who visits. The name and location of your leaf will be listed on the Aurora website.

    This is for people who want a leaf, but cannot participate in one of the leaf-making workshops.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Be a VIP at the Unveiling Event! Participate in the main event with a special place just for VIPs. Includes light food and drinks and a Q&A with Charles Gadeken, Aurora's creator, as well as Sam, Julia and the Aurora Kids. City Officials will also be members of the VIP group. Saturday Nov 16th between 3:00-7:00 at 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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