Give our Lincoln Murals a Lift!

I am a muralist with a broken lift - The lift broke down in the middle of a historic mural project in Springfield, Illinois. Share if you can! Thank You!
Michael Mayosky
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If you missed the ending of the campaign, you can still help out. Follow this link below and see what can be done. Thanks to all that helped and please come to see the murals in downtown SpringPatch!

The Lincoln Mural Project

These murals are a historic project to be a part of for everybody involved. For Michael as a muralist to be painting Abraham Lincoln for the City he lived most his life is an honor. 

  • The lead artist is Michael J. Mayosky and he has been painting murals for almost 20 years in several states around the U.S.. The rest of these murals cannot have scaffolding used because of the accesability. So a lift is needed more than ever. 
  • The murals have been funded so far publicly and privately. Michael thought to let the world get a little involved in such an awesome project. Lincoln is the world's afterall.
  • The need for public art is at an all time high when so many are down in this economy. Programs closing and arts cut. Murals are a great way to keep art around in the public arena. 
  • Contributing lets you be a part of Lincoln History in the town he loved and lived. 
  • This entire project has been filmed and documented for a future film about the experience slated for release in 2015. 
  • Michael has used the finest and most expensive paint in the world to ensure these walls will last for decades. Check out Keim Paints! 
  • The video displayed for our campaign is a preview to the making of these murals. The documentary about this project promises to be a interesting one. 
  • Pictured below is the mural at The Lincoln Depot where Abe gave his historic farewell to Springfield Speech before leaving for his Presidency. This is number two of three murals in this project. 

We Need to Fix the Man-Lift Named Vincent!

Here is the scoop...and as fast as we can!

  • In the final days of the first two murals of three to be completed, the transmission broke on the lift we use. No painting. The scaffolding cannot be used for the rest of the project. In the extreme reaches over obstacles only a boom lift will reach these remaining walls.
  • Although this project has gotten awesome support locally, the costs of fixing the transmission have taken expenses into the red.
  • Vincent is in top notch working order, the lift works great, the engine is rebuilt, and the body is in great shape, but the transmission is the broken part. This repair needed greatly affects the outcome of the project. 
  • A rebuilt transmission costs between 3500.00 to 4000.00 installed. 
  • Renting other man-lifts costs upward of $1k weekly, roughly three times as much as fixing the one we already have to be able to complete the projects. 
  • This lift will be used for many more projects after this. A fixed lift is a happy painter! 
  • Not only will this project be public, but the film documentation of this experience is immensely valuable. A good ending to this project would be grand in film! A professional quality film is being produced to be released in 2015 by two production companies.
  • The winter is almost over, and it is time to start painting again! We want Vincent fixed by the last week of March! We are in crunch time!
  • Pictured below is one of the two murals as is now. Consisting of almost 800,000 individual squares of color. Getting close to completion! 

The Outcome?

Contributing to this awesome project helps preserve a face of history in a profound and effective art form that reaches old and young alike, while keeping alive local area arts in such a way that we will see them thrive for many years ahead. 

  • These murals will capture from an artists' perspective the story of Lincoln as told through murals in his hometown and expand the exposure of the arts in our City Capital, a great need with all of the educational budget cuts hitting the arts in our area, we hope to see the area arts grow greatly. 
  • The issue with the lift breaking within days of completion of the first two murals is an expense that we feel would be more beneficial to our locals by support of private sector donations as opposed to any city funding. Support local!
  • These murals will remain here for generations. Once this project is funded and completed, you will be included in the list of names to be thanked. Your name will be in the credits of the film as a special contributor, and you can share with your friends that you helped make this happen. 
  • If this is not a successful campaign, what ever funds we raised will be put towards rental of other lifts and/or scaffolding to complete the project. The murals will be done using any funding that becomes available.

Other Ways You Can Help

Not everybody has the ability to help out financially, but you can also....

  • Tell your friends about this project. Time is short! We need lots of help now!
  • Don't forget to use the Indiegogo share tools! These are great ways to help an artist in need. 
  • It's Abe Lincoln. The most famous American, EVER. How could anybody not enjoy a good Lincoln story? So spread the word! 

Thank you for reading this through and considering contributing. Springfield had no Lincoln murals before, and now they do. 

Please check out more details at...

Other points of interest about this project or about Michael's art can be found at His website...

Here you will find updates and interesting stories about this epic project. Any funds that go over our goal will be put to supplies needed for the completion of the third mural. 

All perks contributed will put the donor on a list to be update by email through out th project. This is a great way to check on our progress! 

International Mailing is Available.

Lovingly named 'Vincent VanGo'.

A sample image of one of the coffee mugs available! 

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This campaign ended on April 17, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Thank You!

    A huge thank you from our team!

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  • $2USD
    One Large Postcard.

    Hey.. it might seems a small amount, but single dollars add up quick! If you got a dollar to spare? Throw it our way! We need every bit of help possible. I will write you a personal thank you through email for helping out on this one! We will send a large postcard print to you in the mail almost immediate after the funds are reached.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $5USD
    Your Name Included!

    Not only will you get a HUGE thank you from the artist and Springfield, but you will be listed in the credits of the documentary of the making of thee murals.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2015
  • $11USD
    Post Cards of the 3 Murals

    Your name will appear in the credits of the film about this project and three postcards of the three murals completed will be mailed to you. You will also receive updates about the project and you can help plan the third and final mural through a private online forum.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    Print of 1of 3 Murals

    I would normally charge 50 for these prints. they are signed and numbered but not framed. Printed on archival paper and mural photographed with slide photography. There will be 3 murals in this project to chose from. With this perk you can choose which of these murals you would like to own a nice print.

    6 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    Lincoln Art Coffee Mug.

    Chose from one of the images in the Gallery Tab of Michael's Lincoln paintings and have it printed on a coffee mug. Once you claim one as your own, you will be contacted to choose which image and what colors you can choose from. A great gift for Lincoln lovers.

    10 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    Signed Print of 1 Mural

    This is normally sold for 120.00, but with his perk you get the choice of one of the three murals to have a signed by the artist print. Printed on Archival Paper and numbered.

    6 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    Signed Lincoln Print

    This is a signed and numbered Archival Print of one of Michael's 111 Lincoln paintings. Michael chose his favorites to choose from. Normally these prints are sold for 100.00 each. Now is he time to grab a original print when these paintings are gaining more value every day! Please see the gallery for examples!

    1 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    Signed Prints of all 3 Murals

    These will all be signed by Michael and numbered on archival paper and ready to be framed. Normally 50.00 each, with this perk you get all three fine art prints from this project. These are great gifts and awesome conversation pieces.

    4 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $111USD
    Framed Print of 1 of 3 Murals

    You have your choice in a fine quality print of one of the murals completed once the lift is fixed. Three murals total in this project. Prints are signed and numbered and framed in a awesome black frame and matted in your choice of matte color. Normally I would sell this for 300.00..

    4 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $300USD
    Framed Prints of all 3 Murals.

    Here is a chance to get all three paintings in three awesome prints. Each print framed and matted in your choice of matte colors. Michael personally signs each one and numbers them. Limited number printed! Normally I would sell this set for 900.00..

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $500USD
    An Original Lincoln Painting

    These murals are a part of a series of paintings of Abraham Lincoln limited to one hundred and eleven. There are still 11 left to paint to complete the series. These are all very different paintings of the same historic man. Requests on how you see Lincoln are considered for the final painting. You can see some previous paintings at All paintings posted are sold already. These paintings are made to order.

    0 out of 11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,111USD
    A Home Mural

    This is a pretty good deal. I will come to your house or business and spend two weeks total paint a mural of your choice. Limitations do apply in some cases. This amount of time is equal to a 3000.00 mural. Arrangements must be made prior to project and room and board must be provided if travel is necessary.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $4,000USD
    A Personal Mural

    You have the chance to have a mural done of whatever subject you like on what ever wall (within reason) for your business or home. This is a chance to get a mural done this summer by Michael and his crew. We will work on a mural valued at 8000.00 for half the price. Certain arrangements and limitations apply. A mural of this price range can take some time, so careful planning is a must.Write us if you have any questions.If special travel arrangements have to made please contact us to discuss.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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