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Let's create an interactive quest about Venice!

Join this family friendly scavenger hunt: a game-fied art experience with painting, education & fashion. De-stress & uplift thru art!

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Project Description

 

The Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) is the most well known international art event, featuring the most innovative and thought-provoking artists from around the world.

 I am honored to be invited by the European Cultural Council to prepare a public art experience for this coveted international art fair.

Now you can be a part of this too. You and your loved ones can be beneficiaries of a wonderful public art project that will continue through all of 2021 and 2022!

This is a campaign for parents looking to support and engage their kids with game-fied learning, to give them an opportunity to experience world cultures and feel like they're on a scavenger hunt for clues, designing their own worlds and growing their imaginations.

  • Kids sketching in Venice
  • This is also an interactive and uplifting art experience for adults with wanderlust, those of us who love learning about different cultures and places, unable to quench our thirst for travel and looking to educate ourselves in entertaining ways, to de-stress and bring some joy and light amidst Covid darkness.

  • * Did you know that masks during the Carnivale played a key role in creating diversity and equalizing Venetian society?

  • * That Venice stands on over 120 islands?

    * Were you aware that Venice is the site of the very 1st Jewish Ghetto?

    *That Tintoretto scandalously painted the ceiling of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco before even winning the commission?

  • Here're our 1st 6 Virtual Lectures/Workshops that are planned out:

    1. Feb'21 Carnivale of Venice: masks and costumes

    2. Mar'21 Geography of Venice: islands and Aqua Alta (floods)

    3. April'21 The very 1st Jewish Ghetto and its architecture

    4. May'21 Gondolas of Venice: clay

    5. June'21 Byzantine Venice: mosaics and gold leaf

    6. July'21 The Renaissance ceilings at Scuola Grande by Tintoretto

  • Carnivale di Venezia
    Masks and Costumes of Venice

    Your donation will support an art installation of two monumental pieces, complemented by plein air watercolors and custom designed garments inspired by the exuberance of Carnival and the architecture and reflections of Venice itself.

  • The islands of Venice
  • The funding will cover costs of creating the work and compiling research for virtual workshops. It will also pay people on site to install the exhibit, man the gallery and provide participants with audio/printed guides and materials to explore the scavenger hunt in person in 2022!
  • The team consists of the artist: Diana Stelin, who is volunteering on behalf of European Cultural Council, and is collaborating with the 'Ailes de Venice' charitable organization to provide backing for important projects in preserving Venetian culture and landmarks. 

    Tiffany Raymond, a very trusted and knowledgeable travel advisor, who owns Wanderlust Travel Group, is teaming up with Diana Stelin on this campaign. Tiffany has been in the industry for many years and has a passion for not only travel but high level service. She strives to provide her clients with top notch support to ensure that they have the trips of their dreams. Not only does she have experience planning all facets of travel, but Venice is especially important to her because that is where she got engaged. As part of your donation to the project Tiffany will be waving ALL concierge travel fees when helping you book your trip to Venice in 2022 :). Her services will include booking flights, hotels, transfers, tours, and travel insurance. This is a great opportunity to not only support my project but to have someone take care of all the details of your trip.
     
  • Thank you so much for backing this incredible interactive art experience! We cannot wait to share stories of how Venice lives on over a 100 islands, the significance of masks during the Carnival, the special architecture of the Jewish Ghetto, and so much more!!

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Am I just sponsoring an artist's trip to paint in Venice?
    No. This is akin to commissioning a public art project, where you not only sponsor the creation of the works, but become part of the process through an interactive learning quest, virtual tours of the studio and of Venice. You and your loved ones benefit from an interactive & uplifting educational experience that lasts 2 years!

     
  • What exactly do I get as a sponsor?
    There're multiple tiers of rewards, starting from popular family quests, and as a supporter at any level you can experience all the unique levels of support below yours!

     
  • Can you specify how the costs break down for this project?
    Of course! About $3K goes towards materials such as canvases, oil pigments, wax, gold leaf and paper additions that will constitute the two monumental paintings. About $2K constitutes the time spent doing research and leading the monthly virtual workshops through 2021. Another $3K will be spent on purchasing fabric and working with a team of seamstresses to create the special garments inspired by Venice. Lastly, for this segment of the process, $2K will go towards creating a video of interviews with shopkeepers of Venice, a series of plein-air sketches and an open studio event to show the progress of the project!

 

 

Maya Brooks
02/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$5
02/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1
Patricia
02/08/2021
Become a Collector: Signed Watercolor
$550
Kimberly
02/08/2021
Ride a Gondola: Virtual Studio Visit!
$50
Katrina Doran
02/06/2021
Ride a Gondola: Virtual Studio Visit!
$50
Alicia Darrow
02/04/2021
Be a Patron of the Arts: Get a Print
$150
Eugenia Perelman
02/03/2021
Want to be a Venice Tour Guide? A quest!
$35
Ruth Kanfer
02/03/2021
Want to be a Venice Tour Guide? A quest!
$35
Melanie Flores
02/03/2021
Want to be a Venice Tour Guide? A quest!
$35
john marsoobian
02/03/2021
Be a Patron of the Arts: Get a Print
$150
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care, I'd love to support this interactive art experience without a particular reward!

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35.00 USD
Want to be a Venice Tour Guide? A quest!

Take this as an opportunity to learn along with your kids about just how special Venice is: with crafts native to Venice, with palaces breathing with history and culture, with every bridge leading to a new discovery.

This will be your chance to participate in a fun virtual quest for kids and adults alike that will make history of Venice come alive!

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50.00 USD
Ride a Gondola: Virtual Studio Visit!

I love hosting people in my studio and sharing updates in an intimate setting. Join in if you can LIVE, or virtually through a private VIP Open Studio event!

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5 Supporters
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450.00 USD
Become a Collector: Signed Watercolor

I will have to travel to Venice to create tons of sketches for this immense project.

Become a part of this journey!
Get my sought-after plein-air watercolors as a gift from me to you for supporting the initiative of bringing joy and inspiration to learn about the wonders of the world to more people

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4 Supporters
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700.00 USD
Join the Carnivale: Get a Unique Outfit

Pick a capsule outfit made with proprietary prints that would work for you. See how much of a muse Venice has been in creating incredibly beautiful and wearable works of art

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2 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care, I'd love to support this interactive art experience without a particular reward!

1993 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Want to be a Venice Tour Guide? A quest!

Take this as an opportunity to learn along with your kids about just how special Venice is: with crafts native to Venice, with palaces breathing with history and culture, with every bridge leading to a new discovery.

This will be your chance to participate in a fun virtual quest for kids and adults alike that will make history of Venice come alive!

196 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Ride a Gondola: Virtual Studio Visit!

I love hosting people in my studio and sharing updates in an intimate setting. Join in if you can LIVE, or virtually through a private VIP Open Studio event!

195 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
450.00 USD
Become a Collector: Signed Watercolor

I will have to travel to Venice to create tons of sketches for this immense project.

Become a part of this journey!
Get my sought-after plein-air watercolors as a gift from me to you for supporting the initiative of bringing joy and inspiration to learn about the wonders of the world to more people

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
700.00 USD
Join the Carnivale: Get a Unique Outfit

Pick a capsule outfit made with proprietary prints that would work for you. See how much of a muse Venice has been in creating incredibly beautiful and wearable works of art

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward