May 9, 2012 - BREAKING NEWS!!!!
We just reached our Kickstarter minimum funding target in order to receive the money raised through you, our friends, family, supporters, and people that believe in what we are doing and in public art. We thank you so much for making this possible. We still have many days to go before the Kickstarter campaign ends which means you can still get in on the various REWARD levels and be part of making THIS LAND an overwhelming success.
A very special thank you to the $10K donation today from DOWNTOWN OKC, Inc. That is really what set this campaign off!
We also wish to thank the corporate sponsors S&S Promotions, Inc., Digital Media Warehouse, and H.I.S. Paint. You guys are awesome! Of course we have a long ways to go in order to complete the mural but the project is well underway and has the momentum of the community.
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From their recent Newsletter....
DOKC completes funding of Silo Art Project with surprise donation
Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc., made a $10,000 donation to the Silo Art Project this afternoon to complete the fundraising for a giant mural to be painted on the Rocktown Climbing Gym.
Oklahoma artist Rick Sinnett launched a social media and online fundraising campaign via Kickstarter four days ago, stating that he needed just $16,000 to complete the project for the 12,800-square-foot mural entitled “This Land,” which features the American bison, scissortail flycatcher, Indian Paintbrush wildflowers, and wheat.
Jane Jenkins, Downtown OKC’s president and CEO, said, “We’ve been saving money in our Initiatives fund for multiple years, waiting for a project like this to come along. We all love this mural and its symbolism, and of course, are proud to help fund anything that improves the downtown community.”
Downtown OKC called Sinnett to inform him about the donation and he said, “Wow. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. This is one of the reasons I love this state. Everyone is willing to help each other out and have really stepped up to support public art. This is such a blessing.” Downtown OKC has also offered to pay for the necessary permits needed to install the art and to help with that process.
The mural will be painted on an old grain silo on SE 4th Street which is now Rocktown Climbing Gym. The location is visible from the Oklahoma River and Interstate 40. “It’s a prime area to showcase some high-quality and meaningful art, as well as beautify the skyline,” said Jill DeLozier, Downtown OKC’s marketing director.
Downtown OKC will make its contribution to the project through its 501(c)(3), Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives. The funds have been earmarked for downtown community improvement projects, including public art since the account was created in 2005.