The 44th Street Mural Project surpassed its Kickstarter.com fundraising goal for its first installment.
The winemakers at Cinder Wines, Telaya Wine Co. and Coiled Wines that share Cinder’s urban winemaking facility at 107 E. 44th St., in Garden City, are partnering with Surel’s Place, an arts residency a few blocks away to create a series of murals in their alley environment.
The first of five murals received its funding through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $6,021 — more than the $5,700 goal. The city also put $1,000 toward the project.
The project will eventually create five murals over the next five years. This funding is specifically for this first one by Sector Seventeen artists Collin Pfeifer and Solomon Hawk Sahlein. Sector Seventeen blends graffiti art styles with more traditional imagery — but it's all executed with spray paint. Since they started working in Boise eight years ago they've become a lively part of Boise's arts scene, creating murals live during events such as Modern Art and the now defunct Curb Cup. They've been commissioned for public art projects and have painted skate decks and their own artwork.
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The mural will be on the back of the Cobby’s building, 4347 Chinden Blvd., that faces onto the alley between the two buildings.
Work on the mural will start mid September. You can celebrate the mural at a block party from 5-9 p.m., Sept. 27 in the alleys around Cinder, with Garden City wine and beer tasting, food trucks, live music and Sector Seventeen artists Pfeifer and Sahlein.
Check out this video of Sector Seventeen working on another mural.