A LITTLE ABOUT PRHBTN
PRHBTN has never been anything more than two people who came together and wanted to put on a street art show. Even though it has evolved to become something that seems so much bigger it's still just two people (and the best intern in the world) working to do something cool.
Each year we invite artists that we personally think are amazing and then try to find a way to pay for it all. In years past we have begged, borrowed, and pleaded with friends, family, local businesses, and complete strangers in order to make it work. We love putting on PRHBTN every year and we would probably sell a kidney on the black market to make it happen but we hope you won't force us to do that.
So this year, we are asking everyone if they can find a few extra dollars to contribute and in return we want to be able to give you something awesome. So, we have collaborated with our local and guest artists to present what we think are pretty awesome thank you gifts for donating to PRHBTN.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
If we are fortunate enough to meet or even exceed our fundraising goal, we want to make it clear that each and every dollar will go towards funding public art in Lexington, Kentucky. PRHBTN is our passion and not a business. However, the cost of producing these murals is quite high.
Initially the funds will go towards covering the cost of transportation, paint and supplies, equipment rental, hotels and accommodations, food, and other miscellaneous expenses related to the mural works. If there is any leftover funds they will be dispensed throughout the year to support works by local artists and also in the hopes of creating a permanent graffiti wall in Lexington.
All pledges made will be 100% tax deductible. All donations will go through LexArts who are continuing to serve as our fiscal agent and will distribute all funds upon the successful funding of this campaign.
MORE ABOUT PRHBTN:
PRHBTN is an annual celebration of art forms that have been criminalized, marginalized, and under-appreciated in the mainstream, featuring public murals alongside an exhibition of street art works in a space that complements the raw, powerful nature of the message and artistry of each piece. The fourth installment of PRHBTN will take place October 10-12 at Buster’s Billiards and Backroom, in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky’s burgeoning Distillery District.
PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the street art genre by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. For the fourth annual PRHBTN we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington, Kentucky. We are very proud to welcome this year's artists who come to us from New York City, Los Angeles, Germany, Belgium, and Columbia. Our first two announced artists are How And Nosm and Andrew Hem who will be arriving with the help of dynamic duo Kurt and Kremena (you might know them from the amazing Lexington Tattoo Project).
Through sponsorships from local businesses and local citizens we have been able to fund amazing pieces of art in downtown Lexington. We are also able to hold a commission free art show at Buster's which features local and regional artists who can show their work and keep 100% of art sales. In the past this has helped to connect local artists with local businesses and citizens throughout the year for commissioned artworks, murals, and signage.
In addition to the art show and mural works, PRHBTN also features local and national music acts at Lexington's own world-class music venue, Buster's Billiards & Backroom. In the past we have welcomed Paper Diamond, Passion Pit, Wick-It The Instigator, and Mac Lethal along with local favorites Nemo Achida, Ellie Herring, Dropship, Brocktologist, DJ Jamples, and more.
Risks and challenges
This is our fourth year running PRHBTN and we would like to think that we have worked out all of the kinks but there is always a problem or challenge that will arise. In the past we have dealt with last minute venue changes, travel visa delays, missing lifts, last minute paint shortages, and more minor headaches than we can count. But we always find a way to make it work and we will continue to do so. There is no doubt about that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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