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Caitlyn SheaBy Caitlyn Shea
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Caitlyn SheaBy Caitlyn Shea
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$2,109
pledged of 6.500 $pledged of 6.500 $ goal
28
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 28 2014 6:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Why: My project consists of installing permanent murals and at least one animal sculpture on/near the outer walls of businesses throughout the town.  Murals have been known to engage the public in communities like Philadelphia and Brooklyn; where visitors actually take tours of the various artworks.  Public art makes a long-standing impression of prosperity, transforming walls that were previously empty into attractive new places.   Riverhead has a great community with some extraordinary businesses already existing, however with so many vacant stores it is in need of new visitors and a "facelift."  The murals and sculpture(s) will enliven the entire area and make it into a place we all want to be--while simultaneously improving the local economy.

Keychain Reward!  Made by hand for you generous backers.  (they include a keyring too)
Keychain Reward! Made by hand for you generous backers. (they include a keyring too)

Where: Downtown Riverhead,NY--specifically--The Suffolk Theater and old Woolworth's building Alley, The Long Island Science Center, (possibly) The LIRR station, and the white wall and fenced in area on the corner of Main and McDermott (shown in the simulation part of the video.)  

How Much: This is how it all breaks down
Fiberglass Animal Sculptures- $1,500 each (a lot!  ideally I want to do at least 2 for $3,000)

Paint, Scaffolding Rental, Paint Brushes, Wheatpaste ingredients- $2,000

Marketing Materials, Transportation, Kickstarter Rewards- $1,500 (this will increase or decrease depending on fluctuations in donations/discounts from generous businesses etc.)

The Budget is really tight as it stands and I may only get one sculpture out of this or have to downsize them.  Every bit over my $6,500 will go into getting bigger sculptures/higher quality materials---and possibly reaching out to more businesses.

When: August 8th is my goal to have everything placed. The work will go on June-August 7th.

Risks and challenges

Ideally, I would like to have two or more fiberglass sculptures placed downtown. However, the budget is very tight and may only cover one sculpture currently. The rest of the funds will go to supplies and making the murals possible. I am hoping to find amazing people that will donate some supplies and help grow my project even bigger!

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