Centre-Fuge Art Project Crowdfunding for Expansion

Posted on: March 20th, 2013 at 10:21 am by


Since its inception last year, Centre-fuge has quickly become a local attraction for its rotating selection of street art. With the blessing of the city, the non-profit organization paints the mid-block trailer once every few months, breathing new life into East First Street.

Now co-founders Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville are seeking funds to help expand the program by “acquiring more rotating mural locations as well as facilitating murals for individuals and businesses.” To accomplish this goal, the duo recently launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to raise $10,000 in 60 days. So if you support the cause, toss some change into the bucket.

Here’s a snippet from the pitch:

The past inaugural year has been an amazing one. Centre-fuge has worked with a myriad of talented artists and completed 7 cycles of murals on the popup office trailer on East 1st Street. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and participation. Without you, this idea could never have become a reality. From coming out for installations in the August heat and February freeze, to helping us raise necessary funds at our two small fundraisers on the block; without your input, contributions, attention and support Centre-fuge would be a shadow of itself and far off the path you have helped it blaze.

This year, Centre-fuge will focus on realizing the abundance of opportunities throughout the city. We plan on acquiring more rotating mural locations as well as facilitating murals for individuals and businesses. This means we need to build the proper team to make Centre-fuge the best it can be. We will be making Centre-fuge memorabilia and collectibles, like t-shirts and hand painted model trailers, created by past Centre-fuge participants. These items will all be sold online and in local stores. We are also going to be participating in art festivals and fairs, with booths at local block parties.

Recent Stories

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Gets a Tribute on Ludlow Street

Late Linkin Park leadman is now memorialized on the Lower East Side. Barely one month after Chester Bennington committed suicide at 41, an unknown fan stuck his image onto the facade of 159 Ludlow Street (aka 101 Stanton). The distinctive photo is itself framed by a television set and stands apart from the collage of […]

’80s Concept Bar ‘GB85’ on Rivington Street is for Sale

The 1980s-themed bar GB85 on Rivington Street is not long for the neighborhood. As next of kin for Stay Classy New York, the small concept spot is now listed for sale. Tower Brokerage was retained to represent the seller. According to the real estate listing making the rounds, the 1,300 square-foot (plus basement) space is […]

‘Factory Tamal’ Reopens in New Ludlow Street Location

Factory Tamal is now up and running in its new Lower East Side location. The tiny dispensary relocated yesterday around the corner to 34 Ludlow Street. The move comes at an unusual time, as the business just debuted five months ago. We were told by ownership that the change in scenery is due to a […]

Inside Schiller’s Liquor Bar While it’s Emptied Out [PHOTOS]

The bright yellow neons of 131 Rivington Street are now indellibly dark. Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which ended service Sunday night after fourteen years on the block, has turned out the lights. So, for the foreseeable future, load-out is in full effect. Contractors are currently dismantling and removing the remaining booze, furnishings, and kitchen equipment from […]

Uneven Ground: Is there a CB3 Double Standard Regarding Chinatown Restaurants? [OP-ED]

The following opinion piece was written by Chinatown activist, and Community Board 3 member Karlin Chan. As a member of Community Board 3, but primarily as a Chinatown resident, activist, and advocate, I cannot keep silent any further. It is disturbing to see CB3 apply different sets of rules when it comes to the SLA subcommittee’s […]