We are fully funded, now we are working on our stretch goals
This August, a series of Lost Horizon Night Markets--guerilla art exhibitions housed in pods of unassuming box trucks--will be popping up in seven cities around the country. Two troupes of artists, one starting in San Francisco and another in New York, will be bringing box truck installations to each Night Market in a cross country art project entitled Everyhere Logistics.
Building a National Network of Lost Horizon Night Markets
Since 2008, the Lost Horizon Night Market has occurred in various forms in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boulder, Boston, and other locales around the US. The Everyhere Logistics project seeks to expand the event, and its concepts of interaction, display, and community, through the creation of a national network of Night Market chapters. That process has already begun!
We currently have seven host cities lined up—four of our host cities will be holding their very first Night Markets! The best way to find out about Night Market is by participating and running your own truck!
For now we can tell you that Philly has started soliciting truck proprietors, you can read more about their requirements here. If you are in Boulder/Denver, New Mexico or Los Angeles get in touch with us (email@example.com), a little bird told us there may be Night Markets there, too. As August gets closer any public information will be shared with our Kickstarter backers!
The Everyhere Logistics project is a complex undertaking involving a nationwide team of over 35 participants. Big projects present big logistical challenges--everything from transportation to food (details below)--so we are asking you, friend of art, for your support. We have support and fiscal sponsorship from the Flux Factory, a 501c3 non-profit, so your Kickstarter donation is tax deductible.
In return we have a cornucopia of rewards created by artists around the country. Our backers will also have the latest info on each Lost Horizon Night Market as the host cities begin releasing information… because we would love to see you in August!
ALSO: If you have been following the project you’ve likely noticed that we have rebooted our Kickstarter project. After the launch of our original Kickstarter we reorganized and streamlined the project with an eye towards lowering costs and complexity (for instance, we will be operating with 10 truck teams instead of the original 12.) Our rebooted project reflects our new, improved, slimmer budget.
The Everyhere Logistics organizers are a national team of artists, creators, makers, doers, thinkers, tinkerers, event producers, and glitter wizards. Each team member has been carefully selected for their longstanding involvement in large collaborative art pieces, their rich personal art practices; and a proven commitment to fostering community centered on creativity, experimentation, and art. You may have seen their work at events like Figment (New York, Oakland and Boston!), Maker Faire, the All World’s Fair, Burning Man, Fallen Cosmos, House of Yes, dorkbot, Flux Factory or the Night Heron.
- Arachnia Patisserie — Jaclyn Atkinson, Kathryn Sclavi
- Everyhere Logistics Travel Agency Truck — Jonah Levy, Evan Wagoner-Lynch
- Kindergarten Truck — Andrew Gaines, Jim Ford, Coco Conroy
- Noodle Truck — Mark Krawczuk, Nina T-bone, Tod Seelie, Tiffany Harker, Drew Ratcliff
- Smash Truck — Dirby Luongo, Max Cohn
- Strip Truck — Rez, Mary Goodman
- Everyhere Logistics Junior Rangers — Tess Aquarium, Aimee Barrington
- Honey Tea Truck — Joshu DeLeon, Hillary Andujar
- Outerbody Brain Virus Scanning Center — Jason Wilson, Rena Tom
- 24 Foot Studios — Rick Abruzzo
Our Amazing Support Team
Nick Normal, Amy Short, Nina Ramos Harrison, Courtney King, Colin Fahrion, Christian Davies, Whitney Deatherage, Eddie Kestermont, Del, Daniel Shown, Carmelita Nunez, Heather Vescent, and all the other amazing people who must protect their secret identities.
Exhibiting art inside box trucks is comparatively inexpensive; however, doing it five weekends in a row, across seven cities, with ten trucks adds up fast. We need to build the sets, props, and costumes. We need to move our gear and 30 person+ crew between cities and not starve or run out of caffeine in the process. While we have many gracious offers of couches and crash spaces, plus tents and a sense of adventure, in order to support morale, we may need to opt for a hotel bed once in a while.
Our costs can be broken down as such:
- 30% Gear transport — gas and rental fees for trucks and trailers
- 24% People Transport — gas and rental fees for personal cars and rental cargo vans
- 12% Materials — lumber, paint, fabric and sledgehammers for sets, props and costumes
- 12% Food — 30 days for the entire crew 12% Expenses — Kickstarter reward fulfillment costs, web hosting, and various contract services
- 10% Fees — 5% to Kickstarter, 5% to our fiscal sponsor the Flux Factory. The Flux Factory is a 501c3 Non-Profit so donations to Everyhere Logistics via Kickstarter is tax deductible!
Work has already begun!
Three of four projects from the West Coast are now complete and ready to roll. One of the East Coast trucks, the Everyhere Logistics Travel Agency, debuted at the San Francisco Lost Horizon Night Market in April, marking our first cross-country collaboration!
We are already providing logistical support to our seven intrepid host cities and their Night Markets. Every city involved is just as important as the traveling trucks, and it is up to every city to decide how (or if) they want to publicize their event. As August gets closer any public information will be shared with our Kickstarter backers!
We successfully funded and now we have some stretch goals!
For an additional $2,000 we will do time lapse photography of set up and tear down at all the Night Markets! Additionally everyone who pledges will get the Digital Zine thrown on to their pledge, no matter what amount you pledge!
An additional $5,000 will have all the perks of the $2,000 level PLUS we will be able to buy a trailer to haul our gear (less expensive than renting!) and everyone who donates gets access to ALL digital rewards, no matter what amount you pledge!
Our donor rewards, many of which are one-of-a-kind experiences and artworks, come from our incredible cross-country community of artists and creators. Please note that some of these rewards require travel or are location dependent.
Are these tiny thumbnails too small? Send us a message and will give you a better picture of the reward you are interested in!
Don't need a reward and just want to donate as a sponsor? Great! $20 gets your name on our website as a sponsor! Also, any donor rewards that are $75 or more also include your name on our site as a sponsor.
Risks and challenges
Cars break down and box truck rental spots oversell their rentals. With six days to travel between cities we’ve left room for break downs and other misadventures. Each truck is modular and the group is run under the command and control model. By giving each truck the ability to independently solve problems we will remain agile in our decision making and more importantly problem solving.
Other challenges include:
*setting up our installations without the benefits of our art studios and workspaces
*taking a month off from our jobs, families and lives
*keeping morale up after long days of setting up our art in the hot sun
driving thousands of miles
Kickstarter represents 2/3 of our fundraising efforts, ... and we are well on our way to securing the rest of the funding via private donations, corporate donations and in kind donations of vehicles, gas, materials, etc. We have fiscal sponsorship from The Flux Factory, which means tax exempt donations can be made to Everyhere Logistics.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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