By funding my new outdoor mural at the Pike Place Public Market, donors become a part of Seattle's Public Market History! Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 21, 2011.
About this project
Pike Place Public Market Mural Project:
Be a part of the Market history! The mural location is at the top of the stairs which lead up from Western Avenue and Seattle's Waterfront. It's here on a large cement wall (approximately 12' x 15') where artist/muralist, Billy King, will paint this new addition to the Market during the summer of 2011.
This will be my first outdoor mural in the Pike Place Public Market. The theme of the mural will be people and produce and I will call upon my 40+ years as a market fanatic for inspiration. My memories of the Market begin in the late 1960's -- so expect a little nostalgia, as well as, color and line choices that define the market of today. I'll leave it to the camera to capture the details, I'll capture spirit and essence. For those entering the Market from Western Avenue and Seattle's Waterfront this mural will be a warm hello at the top of the stairs as they enter the Magic Circus called the Pike Place Public Market.
This is a publicly funded project, so any size donation is greatly appreciated. $20, $50 or $1000 -- give what you can. There is no government money involved. I'm counting on you to help pay for the specialized sign-painter's paint and brushes, scaffolding, insurance, surface preparation, documentation, the poster, the unveiling party, etc. The project will take six to eight weeks; the bulk of the painting will take place August into September, weather and crowds permitting. I would like to finish by September 21, 2011.
I will produce a signed photo poster of the mural. A donation of $100 or more gets you the limited-edition version of the poster and $1000 or more gets you an original Billy King, Market 100 YearAnniversary print.
My target goal is $5,000 although my murals usually cost $10k or more. I'm donating half of my general costs and fees and I'm asking for your support through Kickstarter to raise $2,500 or more. Please help achieve this goal and become a part of Seattle history!
When the tourist count is lighter, early mornings or late afternoons.
You may send checks and money orders to my PO BOX 1903 Seattle WA 98111
address. I will send you a receipt if requested. To donate cash please contact me at the above address or call 206-905-9363 or email me at http://mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes of course but I prefer advance notice. Contact me at mailto:email@example.com so we can set up a time and date.
I will use a special anti-graffiti clear-coat that allows for the mural to be cleaned with solvents without harming the mural painting surface.
YES! there are no government funds involved in this project, it is simply citizen sponsored.
I have 2 murals in the Public Market; One in the South Arcade at 1st and Union (2004); the other at the historic Fairmount Hotel Apartments (1976). Also a large painting in the lobby at the public housing 1st and Pine and 2 large paintings in the Heritage House on Western Avenue. In Pioneer Square there is a large outdoor mural (2002) at the corner of Post Avenue and Yesler.
Yes by some quirk of fate I was asked to donate an artwork for the permanent collection back in the mid 70's. I donated a self-portrait. Go to the Smithsonian web site and search my name, see what comes up.
I own a warehouse building in Chapala, a small lakeside town in the state of Jalisco.
Go to Update #4 bottom of the page. There she be! The new video (#2) is on the Billy King http://Kickstarter.com Market Mural home page embedded on the Pike Market photo.
Yes, emphatically yes on September 18th, 6 PM til sunset on the steps, the mural site and also on the veranda outside the Place Pigalle Restaurant. There will be dancers, musicians and beverages. The final video for this project will be filmed here. Open to the public. We are prepared for the possibility of rain, so no worries mate! Be here for the event on the 18th, become part of Market History!
Pledge $100 or more
All donations are deeply appreciated. A signed, limited-edition photo print of the finished mural will be given to donors of $100 or more. Donors of $1000 or more will receive a signed Billy King limited-edition, Market 100 Year Anniversary print. Image size 24x36 from a 2007 b/w numbered edition of 15.
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