A Mural for the Co-op
We are so excited for this project. Since moving to this location, one of our long standing dreams has been for a mural. Something to inspire, to lift up, and to motivate. Abundance Food Co-op is turning our blank walls outside in to an inspiring mural, and we are reaching out to our community, shareholders, and shoppers to help make this happen!
Along with accepting donations for this project online and in the store, we ran a successful Fourth of July Raffle, and 100% of the money we collect through July and August from our ROUND UP* program is going towards the project. We are keeping track of all money collected for the mural, and updating the numbers regularly- you can find that information below. 100% of your donations goes to the mural, anything left over will be saved for another mural project.
We’ve set up a donation link through Paypal for those that would like to donate but can’t visit the store. We are thankful for every single dollar you can give. We are grateful for any assistance you can offer and even if you can’t help monetarily, please consider sharing this page on social media!
Keep coming back to this page for updates regularly!
*Round Up is a program where you can donate, or Round UP, at the register when you are checking out with your groceries. This is done in the store.
We Value Local, We Value People, and We Value Community.
The Mural(s) must evoke a feeling of those ideals in some way.
Our goal is to begin the wall mid-August, and for the project to be completed by the end of August (weather permitting).
How to Submit: Please email Marketing@Abundance.coop with the subject: “Call for Artist”
-Name and Phone Number
-Fee (Including Materials) and Estimated Length of Project
-Photos or Links of Previous Murals/Works (Including Size and Location)
– Sketches or Ideas for Mural (Including Sizes)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL: Friday, July 31st, 2020. 5 PM EST
We are extending collecting money for the Mural Fund until the end of August. We want to make sure we have appropriate monies set aside to properly pay. Artist to paint mid September.
Thank you to all the great submissions and interest we received for this mural. We reviewed and contacted all those that submitted, and we can now share that the artist that will be creating a mural for the co-op is: Shawn Dunwoody! Shawn is an amazing artist and asset to this community, we are very lucky to be able to work with him.
We have decided on muraling our “hub” wall- the wall that shows up in many of our social media stories, shared by you – our shoppers! We want this wall to be interactive, where people are posing with it – and sharing the message. Wall Mural will be going up late September / early October. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, we want to hear from YOU! Our shareholders, our shoppers – What does Abundance mean to you? What have we, as a co-op provided you, that you don’t get other places? Drop us a line, write a comment here, send out some smoke signals – just get your voice heard.
If you don’t know Shawn Dunwoody, we invite you to check out his website and his social media channels. He is a champion of good in Rochester, enriching the city through too many amazing projects to list – go drop him a follow, right now.