Art4Crowd

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What is Art4Crowd?

Art4Crowd is a crowdfunding initiative to support a deserving local charity, The Bowery Mission, by renovating their headquarters building and painting a public mural with contemporary art by Domingo Zapata. It's a New York City first!

Top 5 Reasons to Back Art4Crowd

  • All net proceeds will be donated by the artist to The Bowery Mission.
  • For over 130 years, The Bowery Mission has provided hope and life transformation to people in need across New York City. 
  • This mural is your opportunity to bring art to Madison Avenue, beautifying the city!
  • You have access to limited edition Domingo Zapata designed merchandise and commissioned artwork at a significant discount.
  • Get some cool rewards!
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Why Art4Crowd?

Having lived in New York City for over 15 years now, I have found most of my inspiration in the streets, absorbing the powerful energy of Manhattan.  My first studio was located at the Bowery Hotel in downtown, and on my walks I would pass by the entrance of The Bowery Mission, where so many people line up for a hot meal everyday. 

This is what inspired me to help the Mission. I wanted to use my art as a tool to help others, and I learned that the Bowery needed to renovate its headquarters - a beautiful building on Madison Ave.  

This is how Art4Crowd was born. I teamed up with EarlyShares for a crowdfunding campaign, that not only supports the cost of renovating the building, but also enables me to paint a mural that will celebrate the organization's goal: to provide compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City.

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Art4Crowd is art for the people, by the people. I am counting on your support to make this possible. 

Who Is Domingo Zapata?

Domingo Zapata is a Spanish-American artist. In his private ateliers, he produces figurative and abstract expressionist paintings.

Named an "artist to watch" in 2011 by the prestigious Whitewall Magazine, Zapata has quickly fulfilled this prophesy. His work has since lauded praise from international press. Recently, The New York Magazine deemed him "in a league of his own," while just this October, the New York Post proclaimed Zapata to be the "new Andy Warhol, with starlets begging for a sitting."

The future continues to promise illustrious milestones for Zapata. In 2013, the artist is preparing a poignant, commemorative mural for the lobby of Freedom Tower in Manhattan. Additional commissions include a panel for the newly restored Colosseum in Rome as well as the lobby of the landmark Plaza Hotel in New York.

The Bowery Mission - by the numbers

This year, The Bowery Mission's donors and volunteers helped  provide more than 376,700 meals, 35,400 bags of groceries, 79,900 nights of shelter and 57,400 articles of clothing, as well as showers, haircuts, 606 professional doctor’s appointments and 106 eye examinations at their in-house clinic.

Meals, shelter and services are all an invitation to their residential recovery programs, where lives are transformed from hopelessness to hope. Three programs house 180 men and women who are regaining sobriety, reconnecting with family and faith, pursuing educational goals, and preparing for work and independent living.

This is The Bowery Mission's HQ building that will be refurbished through this campaign. 

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"I want to incentivize the crowd to become involved with contemporary art, and use creative expression as a way to give back to the community. I want my art to allow others to impact the lives of those around them."

D. Zapata

Disclaimer
  • All payments will be collected upon your commitment of funds and rewards will be fulfilled regardless of whether the campaign meets its target goal.
  • All net proceeds after deduction of campaign expenses will be donated by the artist to The Bowery Mission.
  • These contributions do not qualify as tax-deductible contributions under tax law guidelines.
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      Domingo Zapata

      Artist

      Domingo Zapata is a Spanish-American artist born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Currently, Zapata maintains studios in New York City, Paris and Miami. In these private ateliers, he produces figurative and abstract expressionist paintings. He paints in oil and acrylics, often-incorporating mixed media, collage, and graffiti. A true talent, The New York Post has dubbed Domingo the “new Andy Warhol”; his work routinely sells for six figures and is collected by A-list celebrities and top art collectors around the world. Zapata has just revealed his new “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” exhibition in Venice, Italy during the Biennale and has been commissioned to paint a mural in the lobby of the new One World Trade Centre tower in New York City.

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      The Bowery Mission

      Non-Profit

      The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879. The Mission has played a key role in challenging times from the Great Depression to the 9/11 terror attacks and most recently, Hurricane Sandy. This year, The Bowery Mission provided more than 369,200 meals, 79,300 nights of shelter and 53,200 articles of clothing, as well as showers, haircuts, and expert medical and optometric care. Each meal and every night of shelter is an invitation to its residential recovery programs, where lives are transformed from hopelessness to hope. Five residential programs house more than 200 men and women who are regaining sobriety, reconnecting with family and faith, pursuing educational goals, and preparing for work and independent living. www.bowery.org

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  • $1
    11 Backers

    ADDED TO OUR MAILING LIST
    You will receive periodic updates about the campaign. We will also include a little surprise on your first email.

  • $5
    11 Backers

    ADDED TO OUR MAILING LIST + SPECIAL VIDEO
    Not only will you be to receive updates on the progress of the campaign, but also, you will get a video directly from Domingo Zapata himself.

  • $25
    4 Backers

    COLOR POSTER OF ART PIECE (12" x 9")
    This one is for those art lovers! Get a 12'' x 9'' poster of one of Domingo's most celebrated collections with his own signature. We will also add you to the mailing list and include an exclusive video message from Domingo himself!

  • $30
    8 Backers

    LIMITED EDITION IPHONE COVER
    For those who like to embellish their most trusted gadgets! This is your chance to own a limited edition iPhone cover with Domingo's design from his most famous collections.
    For iPhone 4, iPhone 5

  • $50
    5 Backers

    PHOTO OF THE MURAL (12" x 9")
    You will own a little piece of history! We will send you an awesome 12” x 9” photo of the completed mural with Domingo's signature. You will also be added to the mailing list and receive all the perks of being a backer!

  • $60
    2 Backers

    LIMITED EDITION TRUCKER HAT
    Domingo wears them all the time and now so can you! Receive a trucker hat with an exclusive Domingo Zapata design.

    Limited (98 left of 100)

  • $70
    2 Backers

    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
    Receive a cool, limited edition t-shirt designed by world-renowned artist Domingo Zapata. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to wear a Domingo original you can’t find anywhere else.
    Sizes available S, M, L, XL.

  • $100
    10 Backers

    LIMITED EDITION TOTE BAG
    This fully sublimated bag will celebrate one of Domingo's most acclaimed collection: Bullfight & Flamenco.
    This medium size bag (18" X 15") is great for packing everyday items, gym clothes or to strut around the city. 

  • $150
    3 Backers

    A SIGNED PAINTBRUSH
    This is a collector's item dream! A paintbrush used by the artist at the iconic mural you helped create, a piece of history and a great souvenir to hang on your wall.

    Limited (197 left of 200)

  • $200
    2 Backers

    LIMITED EDITION HOODIE
    Beat the fall breeze with this Domingo Zapata limited edition hoodie, with unique art from his RHINOS collection.
    Sizes available - S, M, L, XL

  • $250
    2 Backers

    SKATEBOARD
    This is for the Art4Crowd skater fans! Receive your own Domingo Zapata designed skateboard. You will be the hippest kid on the block.

    Limited (98 left of 100)

  • $1,000
    4 Backers

    THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE
    One of each of the previous rewards: Poster, picture of the mural, T-shirt, trucker hat, skateboard, limited edition tote bag, limited edition hoodie, and signed paintbrush used by the artist at the mural

  • $5,000
    1 Backer

    THE ULTIMATE BUNDLE + ROUGH SKETCH
    Not only do you get a bundle of everything, but also a sketch straight from Domingo's sketchbook! One of each reward previously mentioned: poster, picture of the mural, t-shirt, trucker hat, hoodie, limited edition tote, skateboard, signed paintbrush used by the artist at the mural

    Limited (49 left of 50)

  • $10,000
    0 Backers

    VISIT THE STUDIO + BUNDLE
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go where Domingo Zapata's magic happens in NYC. Talk and learn directly from the artist, the master behind his art. Once there you will get a surprise from Domingo himself (like your own limited edition bundle - priced at $1,000). Be recognized as a backer at The Bowery Mission’s headquarters.

    Limited (10 left of 10)

  • $12,500
    0 Backers

    ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART (18'' x 24'')
    This one is for the art lovers! Get an exclusive piece of art painted by Domingo (18'' x 24'') from the collection of your choice, plus be recognized as a backer at The Bowery Mission’s headquarters. 
    *Estimated market value of art piece at $18,000

    Limited (10 left of 10)

  • $15,000
    0 Backers

    ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART (24'' x 36'')
    Are you a Zapata fan? How would you like to own an original piece of art (24'' x 36'') from the Collection of your choice? Plus be recognized as a backer at The Bowery Mission’s headquarters.
    *Estimated market value of art piece at $30,000

    Limited (5 left of 5)

  • $25,000
    1 Backer

    ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART (36” x 48”)
    For the art collector! Receive an original piece of your choice (36” x 48”) from the Domingo Zapata Collection, plus be recognized as a backer at The Bowery Mission’s headquarters.
    *Estimated market value of art piece at $50,000

    Limited (2 left of 3)

  • $50,000
    0 Backers

    GUEST OF HONOR AT UNVEILING EVENT + ONE PIECE OF COMMISSIONED WORK (48" x 60")
    The ultimate backer package! Be at the event celebrating the completion of the mural in New York City. You get to bring a guest with you and receive one piece of art work of the Domingo Zapata collection of your choice. Plus be recognized as a backer at The Bowery Mission’s headquarters.
    Cost of transportation and hotel not covered
    *Estimated market value of art piece at $80,000

    Limited (2 left of 2)