project leader
Sean W
821 James St.
(East Allegheny (Deutschtown) )
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Jeremy Raymer on WTAE

the project

This project will bring a large-scale art mural to Pittsburgh's Deutschtown neighborhood. The concept of the mural comes from a Facebook page started by a local resident known as "The Deutschtown Sasquatch". The page follows the adventures of a toy Sasquatch, sharing photos taken throughout the neighborhood. Bringing this mural to the neighborhood will add vibrancy, fun, and a sense of quirkiness to our already unique community.

Below is an artist mock-up of the mural.

the steps

Once funds are raised, the artist will be able to rent a lift and obtain supplies to create the mural. The intention is to have the mural completed by the annual Deutschtown Bar Crawl on Saturday Nov. 11. The theme for this years bar crawl is naturally, "Sasquatch".  


why we're doing it

Around the world, street art is being welcomed by communities embracing the beauty and cultural significance art provides. The city of Pittsburgh is one metropolitan area embracing this scene. Throughout city neighborhoods, residents and visitors can view fantastic works of art integrated into businesses and private homes. One of our city’s most celebrated and prolific artists is Jeremy Raymer. Mr. Raymer is a Pittsburgh native and rising star in the local and national art community. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, attaining degrees in Bio Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Since 2013 Mr. Raymer has been commissioned to create murals throughout the city, especially in the Lawrenceville, East Liberty, and Strip District neighborhoods. After collaborating with a local leader and searching the neighborhood for the right canvas, Mr. Raymer approached us about bringing “The Deutschtown Sasquatch” to life at 821 James St. We were deeply honored to be presented with this opportunity, but this came as an unanticipated surprise. Mr. Raymer agreed to reduce his artists commission, however the cost is still prohibitive. Therefore, we are reaching out to the community to raise funds to make this mural a reality.

​Samples of Jeremy Ramer's portfolio below

Magneto - Long Exposure.jpeg

Braddock Eagle.jpeg

Hedy Lamarr.jpeg

Gene Tierney 2.jpeg

Parrots 2.jpeg

Boxer at Rest1.jpeg




Original Budget:

Jeremy Raymer, the artist for this installation, will require the rental of a mobile hydraulic lift platform to create a 3-story art mural as well as paint and supplies. All other funds donated will pay the artist's commission fee. 

Project Subtotal =  $4,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $200
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $120
Total to Raise on ioby = $4,355

Disbursement budget:

All funds raised from this campaign are going directly to the artist, Jeremy Raymer. The money raised helped to fund the rental of a commercial-grade scissor lift (needed to create a 3-story tall mural), all of the paint for the mural, a respirator for the safety of the artists, and a modest artist commission.

RAISED = $2,340.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $106.71
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $64.03




This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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