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A community-sourced art book featuring photos & stories from the HOPE Outdoor Gallery in Austin, Texas 2010-2016.
A community-sourced art book featuring photos & stories from the HOPE Outdoor Gallery in Austin, Texas 2010-2016.
240 backers pledged $21,757 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 

ReCREATE 2014 - SXSW @HOG
ReCREATE 2014 - SXSW @HOG

  “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

Pop-Up performance by Mother Falcon 2014.
Pop-Up performance by Mother Falcon 2014.

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.

 

 

Add your name to the printed walls inside the book!
Add your name to the printed walls inside the book!

 

 

Our 1st HOPE Art Book (2014), available at Hotel San Jose in Austin, TX
Our 1st HOPE Art Book (2014), available at Hotel San Jose in Austin, TX

 

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.

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    Add Your Name to the Book!

    We want everyone to have the opportunity to get involved so we are making a special section in the book dedicated to printing ALL THE NAMES that help back this book!

    Leave your mark in Austin Art History! If you’ve ever been to the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, let people know by adding your name to the printed walls in the book!

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    Art Lover

    Our #1 supporters get the best deal!!! Be the first friends to back this book and get your copy of the book for less!

    Get your name INSIDE THE BOOK + your own copy of These Walls Can Talk!

    This level is limited to 100 backers.

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    • (1) HOPE Art Book: These Walls Can Talk

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    THESE WALLS CAN TALK

    Get your name INSIDE THE BOOK + your own copy of These Walls Can Talk! You also get a custom HOPE Shop Rag for helping to make this book happen!

    • Name printed inside the book
    • (1) HOPE Custom Shop rag
    • (1) HOPE Art Book: These Walls Can Talk

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    Art Lover + Beer Lover

    Our #1 AUSTIN supporters get this super super special deal!

    Get your name INSIDE THE BOOK + your own copy of These Walls Can Talk AND a prepaid Taster Package to our Hops for HOPE Annual Art Show - Sun. Nov. 19th 2016 at Fair Market. The Taster Package includes a commemorative Stainless Steel 16oz pint glass + Hops for HOPE Koozie!

    This level is limited to 50 backers.

    • Name printed inside the book
    • (1) HOPE Custom Shop rag
    • (1) HOPE Art Book: These Walls Can Talk
    • (1) Hops for HOPE Annual Art Show Sunday Nov. 20th 2016 - Taster Package

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    Art Lover + a Friend

    Our top supporters and friends get the best deal too!

    Receive TWO copies of These Walls Can Talk, TWO names printed INSIDE THE BOOK and TWO custom HOPE shop rags.

    This level is limited to 50 backers.

    • (2) Names printed inside the book
    • (2) HOPE Custom Shop rags
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    Art Lover + a Friend + a Shirt

    Show your support by sharing the love and SHOWING the love with a limited edition "These Walls Can Talk" t-shirt!

    Receive TWO copies of These Walls Can Talk, TWO names printed INSIDE THE BOOK + a super sweet custom tee!

    • (2) Names printed inside the book
    • (2) HOPE Art Book #2: These Walls Can Talk
    • (1) "These Walls Can Talk" T-shirt

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    Art Baller Backer

    Alright this is just for our biggest art baller friends…. You know who you are!

    Here’s your chance to get the whole package!

    Get TWO names INSIDE THE BOOK + TWO copies of These Walls Can Talk + TWO Taster Packages for Hops for HOPE Annual Art show Nov. 20th + TWO special limited edition shirts + TWO Limited edition hats & TWO invites to the launch party at Preacher when the book comes out! Yep. Baller!

    • (2) Names printed inside the book
    • (2) HOPE Custom Shop rags
    • (2) HOPE Art Book: These Walls Can Talk
    • (2) Hops for HOPE Annual Art Show Sunday Nov. 20th 2016 - Taster Packages
    • (2) "These Walls Can Talk" T-shirt
    • (2) "These Walls Can Talk" Hat
    • (2) Invites to the launch party at Preacher in Austin during SXSW 2017!

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    Art Book Publisher

    Are you a big supporter of the arts? Then here’s a great opportunity to share this with your friends & family!

    We will add your name to the BACK COVER of the book, send you TEN copies of These Walls Can Talk, add TWO Limited Edition t-shirts AND give you FOUR invites to the book launch party!

    • Name on back cover of book!
    • (10) HOPE Art Book: These Walls Can Talk
    • (10) HOPE Shop rags
    • (4) Invites to the launch party at Preacher during SXSW 2017

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