Individual donors gave more than $2,700 to fully fund the downtown Bike Fun mural, completed in August at Third and F streets in downtown Davis by artist Danielle Fodor and dozens of community volunteers.
More than 40 people contributed to the fundraising effort, including a surprise donation of $1,305 from an anonymous donor through Indiegogo.com on the last day of Fodor’s 30-day crowdfunding campaign.
“I’m incredibly grateful to the community for the support that they have given this project from day one,” Fodor said in a news release. “We have been blessed by incredible organizational partners and very kind individual donors, allowing us to create a unique piece of public art that celebrates Davis cycling culture and our collective imaginations.”
The completed mural, titled “Flying through the Flatlands,” can be seen on the north side of Wheelworks. It was a collaboration between the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program and Fodor’s Paint Bike Fun involving more than 250 Davis residents in the design, painting, and organization.
Approximately 300 people visited the Bike Fun Fest, a street festival that celebrated the project’s completion on Aug. 17.
In addition to individual donors, the project was supported by a variety of institutional funders, including the Irvine Foundation, Genentech, the city of Davis’ Street Smarts and Ride Walk Davis programs, Davis Downtown and the Davis Art Center.
Funds were used for materials, labor and equipment associated with the community design, public painting and street party. The project also received in-kind support from Hibbert Lumber and The Paint Chip, as well as from friends and passersby, who brought gifts of paint brushes, masking tape and food.
Paint Bike Fun is planning to bring more family-focused bike murals to other cities in California next summer, and is looking for people who are interested in supporting that growth. For more information, contact Fodor at firstname.lastname@example.org.