Help us preserve the art & stories from the HOPE Outdoor Gallery with our 2nd art book, These Walls Can Talk.
Over the past 6 years, the HOPE Outdoor Gallery (HOG) has become an Austin landmark.
With over 500 artists, families, and creatives visiting daily, there are thousands of stories and murals layered within its walls – and we're bringing them to you in These Walls Can Talk!
This Volume II - HOPE art book will feature photographs of street art, murals, and moments from the art park alongside 50 community-sourced stories that capture the evolution of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery.
This 1.3 acres of concrete walls have been embraced as a giant canvas by aspiring and established creatives alike – making it one of the Top 10 Art Destinations in Texas and Austin's 1st outdoor art and mural park.
“Whether one is there to take an art class, take part in a charity, party, or paint a wall – there's no question that the HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a community incubator.” –Shepard Fairey
The book will not only serve as a visual diary of the Austin art scene – but a way for public art supporters within and outside of Austin to get involved in the future of this internationally-known project.
Help preserve the memories within these walls – and build support for the HOPE Outdoor Gallery so future generations can continue to be inspired through the beauty of outdoor public art!
There are so many special places at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery that give artists and creatives the opportunity to share ideas, visions and messages in unique ways.
A few years ago the mysterious LOVE letters were found cemented to the ground level wall with no signature or markings from the artist. Since then LOVE has become a canvas for dozens of artists to reinterpret their meaning and thousands of families and visitors to enjoy.
Launched in December 2006 with the support of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign was founded for the Creative Class to help raise awareness about the ongoing crisis in Darfur, Sudan by using donated time and talents to bring this humanitarian issue to the forefront of the media. Today, the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign is a project of HOPE Events Inc., an eco-conscious 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps artists & musicians support education by connecting creatives with causes. www.hopecampaign.org
Risks and challenges
For any art book, there are a lot of moving parts that will require careful planning and management to ensure the quality is exceptional and deadlines are met. From printing to fulfillment to design, we're working with the best local partners that we will monitor closely, and visit, for quality assurance. We've also built extra time into the production timeline to handle any unexpected issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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