AIGA Jacksonville had a great first-year showing at Saturday’s Great Bed Race and Family Festival hosted by City Rescue Mission! We took home the coveted “Best Decorated Bed” award (was there ever any doubt?), delighting attendees with facepainting and photo opps, and – most importantly – raised funds and awareness for City Rescue Mission and the community’s homeless.
Rolling out of bed bright and early (badoom tsss), Board Members gathered at Landon Middle School dressed in 1920’s grayscale Laurel & Hardy-inspired garb to race their “Silent But Deadly” speedracer – a bed designed around Jacksonville’s moviestar past as “Winter film capital of the world”.
Although AIGA Jacksonville did not win the race itself, it proved it was a (design) force to be reckoned with – receiving rave reviews from the crowd.
This event was fun, fun, fun for all who participated. Images speak louder than words.
Special thanks to the artists who participated in the November ArtWalk Atomic Sketch fundraising event, to those who built and decorated the bed/booth, and to those who participated on event day itself.
Also, a big thank you to Lowe’s of South Jacksonville #0502 (4040 Oldfield Crossing Drive), Hagan ACE Hardware (12501 San Jose Boulevard) and The Sherwin-Williams Company (12514 San Jose Boulevard) who generously donated the bed production materials. Thank you to those who donated to CRM in our name, too!
Thank you also to Tiffany Manning of Tiffany Manning Photography, for capturing the fun and festivities.
– Ashley, Community Outreach Co-Chair