Appeal to businesses for contributions to Preston Mural Project

Posted on - 6th April, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business

The artist behind a project to rejuvenate Preston through street art murals has issued an appeal to businesses.

Shawn Sharpe has started Homeland: Preston Mural Project with the goal being to renovate some of Preston’s dullest walls

Shawn has currently raised approximately £2,000 of the final £10,000 goal on the project’s Kickstarter page.

He said: “They would get a permanent logo on the mural for £500.

“Not only will it be seen by hundreds of thousands of people, it will also be photographed daily by hundreds and shared over social media around the world.

“Plus of course they would be supporting a great local cause to make Preston a better place to live and work.”

More: Preston Mural Project explained

The most notable example of the work done by the team in the past is the Happy Landings Mural (pictured above) which you can see behind The Adelphi in Preston.

Shawn has previously said: “Homeland is a community based mural project. It’s going to involve some of the best homegrown talent from Preston in general and the surrounding areas.

“There’s huge redevelopment in the city centre at the moment, thanks to people like Simon Rigby, UCLan and the council all finding ways to get the best out of city centre.

“This project aims to tap into other potential areas that new bus lanes or brand new shops can’t.”

The project is fuelled by a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise £10,000 by Friday, April 21. That money will be spent on artist payment, rewards from pledges, Kickstarter fees and equipment and materials.

The three walls being targeted are on Old Vicarage, Boltons Court and Peace Gardens. There are other sites on the table if the team are unable to gain permission for those three.

You can make a pledge to the project and see the rewards on offer by clicking here.

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