Jeff Johnson, aka “Weirdo,” is the fantastic artist behind the new Metropole building mural that is currently in progress.
A local business owner recently commented that it will be great to see people emerging out of the bus tunnel and bam! Instead of seeing wood panels and fencing, “there will be this fantastic work of art, full of life and color.”
While the ideal option would be for the building to be renovated and help revitalize the corner, it’s not an option right now. But this is definitely the second best option!
The one challenge is that it takes a lot of money to cover the whole front of the 1st floor in paint — the final size of the mural is about 100 ft long and over 17 feet tall!
Jeff has set up a donation website in order to raise more money to cover the costs. The minimal fee to donate? Just one dollar (but they are of course accepting any amount that people can afford).
As of this posting, he has raised just over $1000 — only 20% of his goal of $5,000. So please, go check out his donation website and be a part of not only the artistic community, but the neighborhood as well.
For further information on the artist or the project, please contact the artist, project coordinator and its managers at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the links below: