An artistic thanks to firefightersWithin sight of San Francisco's Fire Station 22 is a public stairway where a colorful tile mosaic called Hidden Garden Steps will soon be installed. We want to make the fire-red Indian Paintbrush flower in the mosaic a tribute to firefighters near and far.
Prizes and tiles
We need to raise $6,955 to cover the costs of the Indian Paintbrush element and the fees of this Indiegogo campaign. Contributors will not be charged unless we meet our funding goal. If all goes well, we expect the entire mosaic will be installed later this year.
A prominent tile in the Indian Paintbrush will display a message to firefighters. And here's your chance to add your own message -- A limited number of people who contribute $150 or more can add words to a tile. It could be your name. A firefighter's name. A message to firefighters. A message to the world. You decide.
Prizes for smaller contributions include some gifts from supportive merchants and artists, such as a $70 bike tune-up at Everybody Bikes; 10 free video rentals at Le Video, or the beautiful art book, "163: The Story of San Francisco's 16th Avenue Tiled Steps."
Be a part of it
This is a grassroots project of public art. Community merchants have donated some of the prizes. The previous Moraga Street steps mosaic has become a destination for visitors, and the Hidden Garden Steps undoubtedly will be, too. People from around the world will see the Indian Paintbrush tribute and know that we value our firefighters. Local firefighters regularly run these steps for exercise, and they'll see this message every time.
You never know when you're going to need a firefighter. They put their lives on the line for us all the time. Here's a chance to show them we're glad they're there.
Other ways you can help
If you can’t contribute:
- Help spread the word and make some noise about our campaign.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools to help you do that.
(for the Hidden Garden Steps Project committee)