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!
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