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Art For Ransom (2009) :(USA)

Arts Street has been master minding an awesome, unique fundraiser for the past year, and is almost ready to kidnap art and deliver the ransom note. Art for Ransom, on Sept. 12, will be a collaborative show, event, and fundraiser benefiting Arts Street and RedLine.The event will be held at RedLine from 6-10 p.m. and will be part happening, part exhibit, part installation and a big party.

During the Art for Ransom event, art will be virtually kidnapped and held for ransom and as donations come in, the art will gradually be revealed. To draw attention to the event, some public art around the city will ummmm . we dont want to be indelicate get a bag over its head.

Art for Ransom was an idea developed at the student design competition put on by the Art Directors Club of Denver in the fall of 2008. About 100 student graphic designers teamed with professional art directors and brainstormed ways to market Arts-Street with the added caveat that the budget was next to nothing. The winning team came up with the idea of Art for Ransom. Where would we be without art? the team asked. If art was suddenly kidnapped, would we get a sense of its value? and would donors big and small pay to get it back?

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