Life Cube Project Community Update

Hello Cube-ists,

We launched a campaign to raise the last $15,000 needed to make the Cube happen in Downtown Las Vegas. In the first two days, we have raised over $2,500. Whether $1 or $1,000, any donation is greatly appreciated and shows support for the arts in the Las Vegas community. Please take a moment to see what we are creating at 9th and Fremont

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/life-cube-project-downtown-las-vegas

Additional Highlights:

Schools: Last week we spoke to 440 students at a local elementary school and it was a magical moment. Because of the impact it had on the kids, I have been asked to speak to another 1000 kids at various schools around town. We are also gifting cubes to schools, and meeting with as many students as possible to share the story of the project and speak about goal-setting. If you have any connections with teachers or parents in Las Vegas, please pass on my contact info. We will be working on Cubes for schools this weekend.
Concrete slab poured this week. We have a canvas for the first art that wants to go on to the Cube. The slab will have pillars and posts and walls, but what a beautiful space. If interested, contact Caitlyn who is coordinating all artists. We also have an entire lot to be covered with chalk drawings.LifeCubeArtist@gmail.com
We have lumber! Over 22,000 pounds of wood was delivered to the site. It is beginning to come together. We are building satellite cubes for schools. We have over 60 planned, and could use help. Stop by the site at Fremont and 9th. We should be on site from 10:30 AM – 8 PM every day. Come and help!
Cube Build Schedule: Starting this Monday, we are building columns and walls, if you have the time, energy, and want to have some fun – come help. http://www.lifecubeproject.com/volunteer If you sign-up we will try and provide updates as they happen.
Canvas is here! We are cutting canvas for over 500 artists to be able to create a huge tapestry wall. This is free canvas for anyone wanting to help contribute art for this mosaic. Details on pick-up locations will be coming soon. If you want to help with cutting or distribution, emailLifeCubeArtist@gmail.comand please sign up at http://www.lifecubeproject.com/volunteer
Make Cube signs! Another artist opportunity. We have wood that was donated. If you want to make a “Life Cube” sign, come to the site.
HELP! We need people with 2 hands and a smile. This is a community art installation. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part.
Social Media: If you’re on Facebook, please like atwww.facebook.com/thelifecube . You can also follow us at twitter, @thelifecube and see progress of the cube on Instagram @lifecubeproject. If you post about The Life Cube Project, which we hope you do, please tag #lifecube.
Huge gratitude for your help and support.

scotte

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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