FREE PAINTINGS FUNDED: 301 (Over $100,000 value)
REWARD PAINTINGS CHOSEN: 91 (Over $30,000 value)
Our project is now becoming much more permanent! We have a website and plan on making this an ongoing event! See our website at http://paintingsforstrangers.com/ for more info!
What is my project?
- I want to give away hundreds of original paintings to strangers in our community (Salt Lake City), completely for free. I am working with 5 local artists, including neo-surrealist-psychedelic-cubist artist Alex Lucas, who will help make these paintings. It only costs us $10 to give away one painting. By backing my project, you are paying directly for the canvases and paint used to make the paintings that we give away.
- Additionally, the artists that I am working with have agreed to make approximately 100 reward paintings for you!
- Make reward paintings (July 2014 - February 2015)
- Fulfill reward paintings (February 2015 - June 2015)
- Make and give away free paintings (June 2015 - June 2016)
Note: If you do not opt for a reward painting, each $10 that you donate will fund one painting for a stranger.
Similarly, each $10 that you donate above the level of your reward tier will fund an additional painting for a stranger.
How many paintings will we give away to strangers?
(Money Raised - Cost of Fulfilling Rewards) / 10
- New Reward: Alex Lucas Paintings.
- Will fund a minimum of 50 paintings for strangers, and a maximum of 200!
- New Reward: Wall Murals ($400,$3000).
- Will fund a minimum of 75 paintings for strangers, and a maximum of 300!
- New Reward: Original one-of-a-kind Airbrushed T-Shirt. Signed by artist. Each shirt is washable. You can wear it, hang it on your wall, or anything else you can think of!
- Will fund a minimum of 100 paintings for strangers, and a maximum of 400!
- New Reward: Madi Payge paintings ($100)
- Will fund a minimum of 200 paintings for strangers, and a maximum of 500!
- New Rewards.
- Will fund a minimum of 700 paintings for strangers, and a maximum of 1000!
Examples of art we already have given away:
Art by 'Murder':
Look at our instagram account to see more art by all of our artists! www.instagram.com/paintingsforstrangers
**Any of the reward paintings may include depictions that challenge the beliefs of many in today's society. If you are not okay with this, then you may want to reconsider opting for the reward.**
Risks and challenges
This project is relatively low risk. There is more than enough time to fulfill the painting shipments, there is very little capital to deal with, and I have already negotiated cheap packaging for the canvases. If we finish sooner than anticipated the canvases will be mailed early.
Other than that, the only real risk is that a canvas is damaged in shipping. That would be a tragedy for all of us. We are going to minimize this risk by using packaging that is right-sized and by carefully wrapping each canvas for protection. Using right sized packaging will also help minimize our carbon footprint by producing less waste and making the transport as efficient as possible.
If a canvas does get damaged, please understand that we won't be able to send you a new one for free. We don't have a lot of money. That said, we would love to work with you to get you a new painting for as little cost as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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