NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
Nelson is bubbling with creativity, energy and colour which we intend to unleash on the many sad looking blank walls in and around our beautiful city.
We are passionate about the way painted walls (street art and murals) engage communities, enrich urban landscapes and enliven spaces, towns and cities. This passion led to the creation of Summer of Street Art Vol 1 - where we take action towards creating more colour in our city over Summer 2019/2020.
TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN WE NEED MONEY TO:
Bring back Summer of Street Art event co-organiser and one of the most prolific and passionate street artist's Nelson has ever seen... J Muzacz from Austin, Texas! In J's short 8 months here in 2014/2015 he painted around 13 murals and is keen to do more!
Cover the costs of new murals painted by our local 'artists-in-waiting' (we have a list of keen local artists too...)
**The more money we can raise, the more murals we can paint and with more local artists**
WHY J MUZACZ?
J and I have been trying to get a mural festival happening in Nelson since he was here in 2015 and have been working together to make this happen, him in Texas and me on the ground in Nelson... He has been the driving force behind this whole event right from the start! Ever since J left Nelson, people have been asking when he will be back to create more beautiful artworks... some of which you might recognise at East Street Cafe, Morri Cafe, Milton Street x3 and Nelson Roller Sports - just to name a few...
Visit J's Website HERE.
WE NEED YOUR HELP...
The more money we can raise, the more murals we can paint with local artists too - and... the more life we can bring to the bare walls of Nelson.
$2,500 by 30th September
$5,000 by 31st October
$5,000-$10,000 by 31st December
(Anything less than $2500 will go towards a local mural in one way or another, but please help us hit at least the $5,000 target - a little goes a long way with J)
USE OF FUNDS:
> Flights for J Muzacz
> Artist Fees
> Paint & Accessories
> Practical Supplies
> $500 Towards the Nelson Based Organiser
+ Anything above and beyond what J uses will go towards MORE murals in Nelson City and Surrounds by LOCAL artists (artist fees, paint, panels, etc.). Design and marketing has been donated by Amanda Sears (Sears Co).
> Painted Walls or Panels (J Muzacz + local artists*)
> Speaker at Local Venue About Street Art (J Muzacz)
> Self-guide Street Art Tours
DONATE HERE: www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/summerofstreetartnzvol1
**Based on funding level reached.
**This is a not-for-profit event created by J Muzacz (Texas) and Amanda Sears (Nelson) from For the Love of Street Art NZ (Sears Co) with the support of volunteers, supporters and donations from generous people like you.
Please get in touch with the co-coordinator of this event - Amanda Sears from For the Love of Street Art NZ & Sears Co - if you want to help in any way or to donate directly:
Follow the Facebook page to keep up to date with developments, dates and opportunities.
Playing our part in revitalising the Nelson City Centre and surrounds.