Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 3, 2012.

Update #6 - For backers only

THANK YOU!!

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Update #5

We're in the final stretch!

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Greetings Smither Park supporters! 

We're in the final week of our Kickstarter campaign, and couldn't be happier with its progress - but there's still time left! We really encourage you to send the link to the campaign out to all your friends and family, post it on your Facebook or Twitter, and help us finish out this final week with a bang. 

CLICK HERE for the Swing for Smither Park campaign page.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!


Update #4

You did it!

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We've gone above and beyond our goal, and thanks to you we will be able to build an incredible set of swings in Smither Park, sure to bring a smile to the face of everyone who sits in them! Thank you so much for your support!

With 18 days left of our campaign, we want to encourage you to continue telling your friends and family about Smither Park. It's through word-of-mouth from our supporters that we've been able to come this far - but we have a long way to go! 

Additionally, if you or anyone you know would like to contribute items to Smither Park such as broken china, brightly colored bottles (not wine or beer), colored tiles, seashells, marbles, buttons, metal objects, clored stones, or anything else that can withstand the elements, drop them by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art (2402 Munger St.) Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm

Thanks from the Smither Family & the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art!


Update #3

So close! Help us out by telling your friends!

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We're incredibly grateful for all of the support we've received so far, and we are but a couple hundred dollars away from our goal! With 25 days left of our campaign, we hope to go above and beyond our desired financial goals, which will allow us to create more exciting components to the park - beyond just the swings.

If you haven't spread the word to your networks yet about Smither Park and the ways they can donate, please do so today! We also invite you to come visit Smither Park any time and take a look at the progress we've made so far - it's absolutely stunning!

Cheers,
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
www.orangeshow.org


Update #2

New photos of rewards!

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Our fantastic Smither Park artists were hard at work this past weekend making the rewards for our $75 level donors. They used pieces of concrete that were dug up at the Smither Park site, and embellished them with broken tiles, teacups, sea shells, china, bottle caps, and all sort of stuff. Check out a few samples below!

In other news, we are over $7000 towards our goal! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far - this is spectacular!


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    With your $10 donation we will send you an awesome Smither Park sticker! Slap it on your car, bike, iPad, bulletin board, or anywhere you want people to see it! We'll also put your name on the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art website as a Friend of Smither Park.

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    A $35 donation will get you a very cool, screen-printed t-shirt designed by a local Houston artist. You're going to want to wear this EVERYWHERE. You'll also be recognized on the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art website as a Friend of Smither Park

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    For $75 you will get an actual piece of Smither Park, embellished by one of the amazing artists currently working on the project. It could be a painted tile or a piece of concrete covered in mosaic - whatever it is it will be one-of-a-kind! In addition, you and a guest will be invited to the Smither Park Sponsor Party to be held in the Spring of 2013. We'll also add your name to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art website as a Friend of Smither Park.

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    At the $125 level, we will send you a gorgeous hand-made bracelet designed by Stephanie Smither and Gena Atwell, two of the artists working contributing to Smither Park. You and a guest will also be invited to the Smither Park Sponsor Party to be held in the Spring of 2013, and we'll add your name to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art website as a Friend of Smither Park.

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    Your $200 donation will get you two of the hand-made bracelets designed by Stephanie Smither and Gena Atwell - one for you and one for your significant other, or to give as a gift! You and a guest will also be invited to the Smither Park Sponsor Party to be held in the Spring of 2013, and we'll add your name to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art website as a Friend of Smither Park.

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    Your $500 donation will get you a limited edition (only 30 available) hand-made art object in the style of Smither Park, designed by a handful of well-known Houston artists including Debbie Wetmore, Dean Ruck and Rebecca Bass. You and a guest will also be invited to the Smither Park Sponsor Party to be held in the Spring of 2013, and we'll add your name to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art website as a Friend of Smither Park.

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    A $1000 donation to Smither Park will allow you and a guest the opportunity for an intimate tour of the amazing artist residences in Huntsville, TX designed by Smither Park's lead designer Dan Phillips. You will also be treated to a lunch at the home of Stephanie Smither where you can admire her world-class folk art collection and learn firsthand her inspiration for building Smither Park. You will also receive all the benefits from the $125 level and below! Exact date of tour TBD.

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    Your $5000 donation will get you an absolutely priceless, one-of-a-kind Bone Chair created by Smither Park designer Dan Phillips. Phillips' Bone Chairs are, as they sound, made out of bones, and are in museums and private collections across the world. In addition, you'll get all the benefits from the $500 donation and below!

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    A $10,000 donation, in addition to being a hero and funding the entire project, will get your name onto one of the beautiful swings at Smither Park - allowing children of all ages the opportunity to enjoy one of life's simple pleasures. In addition, you'll receive all the benefits from the $1000 level and below!

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