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Painting the rest of the booths [One Giant Art Project!!]

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND THE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE!! Everbody seems to LOVE the freshly painted and colorful booth over at Magnolia Blvd (Read – We came. We saw. We Painted. [One Booth is Done]). Besides the 100% positive feedback commented on this site, we had many LIKES on Facebook, plus I received dozens of emails from supporters, residents, community leaders and business owners looking to donate their time, money and supplies with the sole the intention of getting the rest of these booths painted asap.

The only negative I saw so far were a couple of folks on a hidden LB Patch-thread trying to turn this volunteered community beautification/art project into a union-issue. It’s not. Just like Cleaning-Up-The-Beach day, painting a mural on a wall or planting flowers on city property – a bunch of us Long Beach residents volunteered our time to paint that booth. None of us got paid. This particular booth wasn’t slated to be painted anytime soon. We did not mean to offend any beach maintenance /union workers at all. We didn’t just repaint it the same beige color and call it a day. Please look at this as a volunteered community beautification/art project, because that’s all what it was and I will stand by that (since I am the one who started it).

Moving Forward: An overwhelming amount of you loved our color palette and want to see more colors and variations of our design. Perhaps we can have a design contest for each booth? Our original plan was to paint one booth this fall, see how it goes, then work on a Paint-A-Booth day for next spring. We have all winter to talk about this, so let’s have fun!  Since it’s a grand community volunteer beautification/art project, we’re going to need your support. So please email me or follow this blog for updates.

I want to personally thank you all for your emails and kind comments. I am so proud of what we accomplished last Friday; I am so proud of the kind folks who helped out and volunteered their time and energy; I am also so proud of those who allowed us to do this community beautification/art project.

We came. We saw. We Painted. [One Booth is Done]

Today, as a community art project, we painted one of the ticket booths on the boardwalk. For the history of how this came about, please read the following seabythecity posts:

The Victim: The Magnolia Blvd Ticket Booth

The goal of this project was to just see what we can do, get some feedback and hope it kick starts something bigger. If feedback is positive, then perhaps next spring we can organize a volunteer Paint-A-Booth day. If you don’t like what we did, please give us constructive criticism instead of just saying “I don’t like what you did”. We worked hard and volunteered several hours of our time (and some money) to do this. So please be nice and tell us what you think 🙂

WHO ARE WE? I would like to thank Allison, Bob, Tricia, Arnie, Sherie / Ree,  Jamie and a few others whose names I didn’t get. I think we all did a wonderful job! Also, a big thank you to those who came by and said hi! I want to write more, but I can’t seem to get the paint off my fingers and it’s getting all over my computer keyboard!