My name is David Lavernia, also known as, DaveL. I am a full-time visual artist living and working in the sunny city of Miami, FL. Art is not only my hobby but my calling and true passion in life. It has brought me immeasurable joy and I would love to share that joy with the world.
I plan on taking a 40 day art road trip throughout the United States with Nik Martinez, a professional photographer I have worked with several times. We’ve decided on stopping in about 15 cities in 15 states for pop up art shows and live paintings. Along the way, we will also be visiting children's hospitals and other interested institutions to offer either a free mural or to paint with children. I would like to brighten up everyday life and give back something that has given me everything. I believe this project will influence and engage young minds. I also believe that this project will encourage communities to continue to support events like these.
With the help of friends and sponsors this can all come true. We will need sufficient funding for 40 days of travel. All donations will go directly to helping us on our journey. With each contribution there will be a nice perk in return. Depending on the amount donated you will receive an item from the following: original art print, original framed pen & ink drawing, original medium sized painting or an original large scale painting/3D cutout painting. Upon our return we will be making a book out of our adventure from all the beautiful photos Nik will shoot.
I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to read through my campaign. If you are not able to donate you can still help by sharing this page with your friends and colleagues.
Below is my tentative itinerary. If you know of any events that are already scheduled on these days please do not hesitate to contact me about them. I would love to join forces with artists!
10/1 - Jacksonville, FL.
10/2 - 10/3 - Charleston, SC.
10/4 - 10/5 - Philadelphia, PA.
10/6 - 10/7 - Brooklyn, NY.
10/8 - 10/9 - Boston, MA.
10/10-10/12 - Columbus, OH.
10/13 - Louisville, KY.
10/15 - 10/17 - Denver, CO.
10/19-10/20 - Seattle, WA.
10/21 - Portland, OR.
10/23-10/25 - San Francisco & Oakland, CA.
10/26-10/31 - Los Angeles & San Diego CA.
11/2 - Phoenix, AZ.
11/3 - Austin, TX.
11/4 - 11/5 - New Orleans, LA.
11/6 - Orlando, FL.
11/8 - Miami (Home Base)
A very special thank you goes out to all of my sponsors!
*ZICO Coconut Water
*BC Surf + Sport
*ALL OF MY PEERS!
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