Since February of 2009 when the launch part for PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish took place at Revolution Hall in Troy, NY, a grand total of $1314.24 has been raised through sales of the book PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, donations made by PhanArtists, sales online of donated items, as well as auctions and donations made via the PhanArt blog. We are overwhelmed and impressed by this amount of money generated and are incredibly grateful to the Phish community for their support of the Mockingbird Foundation and music education, as well as the support for PhanArt and the effort to archive the art of the fans of Phish.
That being said, we would like to make the goal for this year to round out the total to $5000 by the end of 2010. $5000 is the amount of a FULL grant given to a school or organization by the Mockingbird Foundation for music education, and it is definitely within our reach. That means we look to donate a total of $3685.76 over the course of this year. We already have dozens of artists taking advantage of the PhanArt Blog and donating to Mockingbird through those means, and as their art is purchased and auctions are held, donations are accrued and sent directly to The Mockingbird Foundation. With your help, we can make the PhanArt Blog a great success and independent fundraiser for the Mockingbird Foundation.
Spread the word to your friends and phriends, buy items from PhanArt and PhanArtists, and keep your eye out for new offers and deals all the time on great lot art from PhanArt! Stay updated on random deals via Twitter and on our Facebook Page and Group
Happy New Year and here’s to a prosperous 2010!