My sole effort here is to generate money and organize a system so that the community can be compensated for their loss of the Lemon Mural. I don't believe I should receive any money or benefit directly from this project.
Currently there is a tremendous amount of outdoor wall space in downtown Youngstown. Since many historic buildings were demolished, there are huge walls of ugly, exposed brick and plaster.
Youngstown has a growing art scene with two new galleries having opened recently. We have many artists available who are new graduates from the Youngstown State University Art Department who need exposure.
We live at an amazing time for digital technology and printing.
The money generated form Harver and Martini's PRF Experience will go to fund a digital mural project. I would like to see a minimum of $5,000 devoted to this project.
A contest will be held for regional artists and it will be conducted in a public internet forum. They will submit digital images of paintings, photographs, prints, etc. that will be enlarged to mural size and be hung outdoors in downtown Youngstown.
There will be NO COST to enter. The artist's compensation will be having their name, business name, website (or whatever they wish) printed clearly at the bottom of the mural.
A digital mural printed on vinyl for outdoor use, with a lifespan of 3-5 years, at a size of 12x20 feet, with photography, digital processing, shipping and installation, will cost about $1,200 dollars on average. A higher quality vinyl print may be somewhat more.
Joseph Vincent Martini. Professional Wrestler and Youngstown Business Owner
Natalia Lepore Hagan. Entertainer from Youngstown.
For real life examples of digital art murals, visit downtown Youngstown and view the Butler Institute of American Art's Digital Mural Project. A mural can be seen across from the DeYor Performing Arts Center and 2 are in the old Cedar Cafe' courtyard. These Murals were installed over 20 years ago and are still holding up well. Recently YBI installed a very large digital sign downtown and YSU installed 2 massive digital art banners of penguins on Stambaugh Stadium.