95 Days till we Burn in Downtown Las Vegas

I took a few days off this weekend and there was that one day when I was like “what are you thinking?”  With less than 100 days to go, the list of things to do is significant.  Madeleine and I went through the list of all the people I’ve met with and spoke about The Life Cube Project since Jan 2013 — there are over 300!  So what needs to be done?  I need to get a Website up and running with a volunteer page, organize the tasks, coordinate with local artists, work on the schedule and logistics — including making sure things like the lumber is delivered to the warehouse in advance of the pre-site construction crew.  There are schools to talk with about the project, deciding on locations for satellite cubes (what started as 8, is now 20).  Arrange for places for the people coming from afar both to help with the build, and also hotel rooms for people coming to see the burn in March.  Fremont East Studios is working on a video for fundraising, and need to decide on the platform (crowdrise, kickstarter, indiegogo).  There’s the Fire Protection Engineer Report, City of Las Vegas permits, approvals, licenses, police, fire department, entertainment, street closings, and all sorts of other municipal departments and approvals.  There’s design modifications, and photographs, muralists, and local artists.  And then there is the event — after being on the city block between Fremont and Ogden, between 9th & 10th Street in the Fremont East District for 30 days, we plan on burning the Cube.  You might find it hard to believe, but buring a 3 story structure in the middle of a major city is not something that happens without a few people weighing in their concerns, issues, and wanting to make sure this is a well thought out plan.  The list goes on and on.  We can do this! I know we can.  We can do this! I know we can. We can do this! I know we can. We can do this! I know we can. We can do this! I know we can. We can do this! I know we can. We can do this! I know we can. 

 

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About The Life Cube Project

The Life Cube creates electrifying public installations emphasizing interactive and collaborative art. Its dual mission connects art with community, and inspires participants to articulate and share their goals and dreams. This project encourages participants to look at their past, engage in the present, and set goals for the future. It is based on the artist’s belief that if you write down what you want to accomplish in life, the chances of attaining it is much, much higher! Tens of thousands of "Cube-ists" have already been positively impacted by their experience with the Life Cube Project, at Burning Man, in downtown Las Vegas and beyond. We're in the planning stages to bring the Life Cube Project to cities and arts festivals across the country and around the world! At each installation, local volunteers, teachers and school children, artists, builders, performers and other visionaries interact with the Cube every hour of every day. Its exterior, which incorporates many writeable and climbable surfaces, is a constantly changing swirl of painted murals, drawings, and handwritten messages contributed by the community. The Cube is brilliantly illuminated at night, attracting nocturnal artists and celebrants attracted by the colorful light show, with spots and lasers serving as a beacon in the evening skies. The Life Cube encourages the expression of goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations in mural art, on wish-stick postcards, and with personal inscriptions on message boards. On selected evenings and weekends, area musicians and entertainers perform, culminating in a special closing event that gathers thousands of residents and visitors in a magical community celebration. At the end of the installation, in a spectacular fiery ceremony, the Cube and all of the gathered wishes are burned together and sent up into the Universe in a sacred shower of sparks and flame. Since 2010, the Life Cube Project has inspired over a thousand donors to contribute funds supporting the project, and even more have given of their time, talent and spirit. We're grateful for your support, as we hope to bring the Life Cube Project to more communities of artists and dreamers in days to come!
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