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Artist starts fundraising campaign for bike mural

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From page A1 | July 18, 2013 |

Cindi Guerrero and Teddy Bastino, 9, paint part of the "Bike Fun" cycling mural Wednesday morning on the side wall of Wheelworks at Third and F streets in downtown Davis. Mural artist Danielle Fodor says painting will continue Wednesday through Sunday mornings and invites local residents to be part of the artistic happening. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

Mural artist Danielle Fodor has launched a fundraising campaign for the “Bike Fun” mural at Third and F streets through Indiegogo.com, an international crowdfunding platform for creative projects, in hopes of raising $2,500 in the next 30 days.

Initial project costs have been funded by the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program; money raised through Indiegogo would pay for remaining costs, including labor, materials and equipment.

The “Bike Fun” mural, on the side wall of Wheelworks, is the first mural about cycling in Davis, and the first community mural in downtown Davis in more than 10 years, Fodor said. The mural, which will be painted over the next month by both children and adults, will act as an ongoing art happening in the heart of downtown Davis each morning, Wednesday through Sunday, she added.

The mural is a fun, fanciful celebration of the joy of cycling, based on 200-plus drawings and photos that Davisites made about their own experiences of bike fun, Fodor explained. The two arch-shaped panels make a giant bicycle from a distance, while up close they portray a child’s view of life — of cycling in a fantasy world — and a more adult perspective — with a landscape featuring mini-portraits of many real-life cyclists.

People who donate to the mural through Indiegogo.com will receive a handmade art gift, ranging from mural greeting cards and a bike fun coloring book to a painting from Fodor’s studio. The fundraising campaign can be found online at igg.me/at/bikefundavis until Aug. 20.

“My passion in this project is to inspire people — especially children — with vibrant fabulous pictures of cycling, as well as to show the unique value of place-based, community-driven art in Davis,” Fodor said in a news release. “This project has gotten off the ground with some amazing organizational support that has paid for the bulk of our costs. We only need to crowdfund the last little bit.”

Local residents can learn more about Fodor’s vision for promoting cycling through public art in various cities — a project called “Paint Bike Fun” — by visiting her website, www.paintbikefun.com.

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