A few weeks ago, Crosstown Arts held its second MemFeast event, at which seven artists proposed public art projects for Midtown's Crosstown neighborhood. At the dinner, guests voted on their favorite, and Robin Salant's plan to light up the water tower of the abandoned Sears Crosstown building with colored solar lights was victorious.
Salant was awarded $5,000 raised through fees paid by MemFeast diners. But, as Salant stated in her presentation, she would need to raise additional funds to add lights to individual windows in the massive structure.
After the dinner, an anonymous donor pledged $3,000 to another art project that didn't win — Eli Gold and Colin Kidder's plan to create a giant disco ball from spinning rims to be installed on the side of the Crosstown building.
Following that, Crosstown Arts has launched a fund-raising campaign to gather more money for Salant's lights, Gold and Kidder's disco ball, and musician Sean Murphy's plan to create audio recordings with various instruments played inside and on top of the Sears building.
To read more or make a donation, go to the Crosstown Arts website.