Leaving Our Mark In Lake Park : A Mural Project 4 (update)

in art •  4 months ago

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The computer-generated mockup pictured above will spring to life this weekend! Thanks to the generosity of all of our supporters as well as all of the upvotes here on steemit we are at approximately 50% of our overall goal. We will have our official unveiling party May 12, 2018 and will be collecting donations up until then. All money raised goes directly to Kelsey Cares : Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission. Below is an article explaining a little more about our project and vision.

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Back in the 80’s this town was home to a myriad of small businesses, including restaurants, retail shops, an art store (that remains after 30 years) and even a magic store. The community holds fond memories, but unfortunately went through a rapid decline, forcing many businesses to close shop or move as my father did.

In 1996, the city of Lake Park enacted the Lake Park CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) in order to spearhead a revitalization project to “reverse the Town's declining fortunes, and restore a sense of place and community through revitalization of the physical and economic environment in the designated areas.” To see it today, compared to so many years ago, it’s impressive at how far they’ve come.

But despite their initial progress, real change took shape when AJ Brockman and Jo Brockman opened the Brewhouse Gallery. “In 2014 we opened Brewhouse,” explains AJ Brockman. “We were busy from day one. We’re an art gallery but we’re also a craft beer bar. Everyone thinks ‘brew’ stands for beer, but really it’s about brewing creativity.” This is the type of thinking that gave birth to the Lake Park Art District.

In 2016, the Brockmans took over the 700 city block of Park Avenue, giving rise to the newly renovated Kelsey Theater. It took a lot of work, but with tremendous support from the community and the CRA, they collected $50,000 in donations and were able to transform the Kelsey into a major music venue hosting hundreds of shows including The Dead Kennedys, Henry Rollins, Sister Hazel, Afroman, The Devil Wears Prada, Michael Winslow, DOPE, Local H and many more along with tons of local musicians and performing artists. The plaza continues to attract many new retailers, restaurants and other businesses, all centered around bringing the community together through art.

In 2017, the Brockman family launched Kelsey Cares, a 501(3)(c) dedicated to funding cultural development through community outreach. “Our mission is to help underwrite artists in all aspects, whether performing artists, visual artists or artists with disabilities,” said AJ. “We’ve done a lot to underwrite programs for them so they can get involved without any financial barriers.” A large part of the Kelsey Cares donations have gone towards the Back Alley Mural project that spans 900 feet of wall space, one of the largest murals in South Florida. As a yearly project, they are planning to keep the space “fresh” and create new murals for everyone to enjoy. Funding for the project is underway and the unveiling is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 during The 4yr Anniversary Block Party.

To learn more on how to become a part of the project, visit KelseyCares.org. And don’t forget to check out all of the upcoming events at the Brewhouse and The Kelsey Theater. There’s something for everyone!

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Wish you great success in this project.
I am new to Steemit, but I am glad I met great people who want to grow the community and help the minnows. Steemit is the best.

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“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.”
― Carla H. Krueger

I'm sure if you get the word out you can get some local graffiti artists to do all that for free.
Just leave the wall blank and make sure street lights are kept low for a while.

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absolutly right

Good luck! Have fun!

absolutly right

It is going to look great. Really hope everything goes as planned:)

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@prydefoltz yes Really hope everything

What a great effort to revitalize the community. The mural looks awesome. Would like to see some posts about the Brewhouse too.

Whoah...this is great.
Wish you unimaginable success!
The kind of success which surpasses your expection!

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I love this project. Have talked with local artists about doing something similar, not mvement yet but the idea is out there.

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You just did a update on this seventeen days ago which you upvoted with bots and ended up with almost a thousand dollars.....now you are going to rake in over eight hundred more?....there is nothing you said here that anybody on this platform would consider worthy enough of taking a couple thousand dollars out of the rewards pool over. People really need to start boycotting you.

Greaaat !!! I love It

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Have fun bro! Hope we could have something like this also in our place. :)

This post has received a 39.42 % upvote from @boomerang.

Beautiful. 100% upvote as my small donation.
I'm always for murals and work of arts in the cities instead of ugly, commercialized billboards, hoardings and wall paintings of money-mongering corporate companies.

Greetings, have all the success with your project

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excellent, congratulations, here in Colombia, in most of the main cities, artistic murals are forbidden, keep going

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I am very happy and very happy to be a part of people who can help others to change the world.

hopefully the goal can be completed quickly and there is no obstacle for a change.
I can only pray that all friends patiently endure trials and continue to work.

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Best of luck....

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Support yourself, that's great

I hope to see art all over buildings like the picture you are sharing. I hope all the goals are met as well. Such beautiful art!

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The wall looks cool so far. Good luck ! Post more pictures please.

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Someday in my country, the murals will have the support they deserve.

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Excellent project
hope everything goes as planned
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