project leader
Sean B
location
Ridge Road
(Parma's Birthplace)
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the project

We know you love Parma as much as we do and, like us, know that you are willing to do your part to make it even better.  Therefore, we are excited to make you aware of a partnership to bring an exciting project to Parma.  Graffiti HeArt is a 501(c)3 non-profit Founded by Stamy Paul – a Valley Forge High School graduate - that develops opportunities for graffiti and street artists to create art installations with donors looking to bolster community beauty and pride, while funding educational opportunities for underserved youth.  The organization’s projects generate commissions for talented aspiring and accomplished artists, as well as fund art education scholarships.

Parma City Council President Sean Brennan has been an educator for over 25 years and is a lover of the arts.  He has been inspired by the fine work of Graffiti HeArt and has been particularly moved by the Welcome to Tremont and the Greetings from Cleveland murals, both installed by Graffiti HeArt artists.  That is why he recently contacted Stamy to bring a Welcome to Parma mural to a wall on one of the entranceways into our community.  As you may know, he led the grassroots effort to bring Script Parma to our community, which has brought so much excitement to and instilled so much pride in Parma.  Stamy and Sean are equally excited about this project.  Our plan is to bring the project to life without using taxpayer dollars.

the steps

1.) Raise $15,000.00 from lovers of Parma

2.) Create a final draft of the mural with community input

3.) Seek a location for the mural along one of Parma's entranceways

4.) Install the mural

5.) Celebrate with a mural unveiling ceremony

why we're doing it

Research shows that community murals offer many cultural, economic, and social benefits.  We are confident that the Welcome to Parma mural will surely do so.  Therefore, our goals include the following benefits to the community:

1.) Enhancing pride in Parma

2.) Enhancing positive mental health

3.) More public art breaks down socioeconomic disparities (no costs, like going to a museum)

4.) Enhance the aesthics of our community

5.) Enhance feelings of attachment, identity, belonging

6.) Express a welcoming spirit to visitors, which has economic and many other benefits

7.) Enhance the vibrancy of our community

8.) A community that expresses care is a safer community

9.) Enhanced quality of life for residents 

10.) Enhance youth development

11.) Raising funds to support aspiring local artists

12.) Supporting aspiring and accomplished local artists

13.) No taxpayer dollars will be used 

14.) YOU can be a part of all of this and help make it happen!

budget

Our project will be designed and installed by local artists from Graffiti HeArt - a 501(c)3 non-profit that develops opportunities for graffiti and street artists to create art installations with donors looking to bolster community beauty and pride, while funding educational opportunities for underserved youth.  The organization’s projects generate commissions for talented aspiring and accomplished artists, as well as fund art education scholarships.

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $15,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)"    $370
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $15,405
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.      

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photos

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donors

  • Bethany (Yackin) Miller
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Dwight J.
  • Kenny R.
  • Parma City Council President Sean Patrick Brennan
  • Harry Paul
  • Anonymous