Before I Die: Pittsburgh had its first installation party of sorts, was today in Arsenal Park. We worked on completing the wall for about 12 hours, priming, painting, repainting, and mounting it on the gates of Arsenal Elementary/Middle School in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
A lot of hard work has gone into making this project a success, not only through funding and building awareness, but in building the wall itself. Thanks to Candy Chang and the Civic Center, to Patti Camper, and the Arsenal School family, to Becky from Lawrenceville United, to our Kickstarter backers, to Janna, Dave, Chas, Emily, Derrick, Sarah, Jeremie, and Andrew for his power drill. More than anything we’d like to thank all of the countless people who Facebooked, reposted on twitter, sent the message to friends, or even just wrote on our wall. Thanks so much for all your help and all your love. We couldn’t have done any of this by ourselves, and we are forever grateful for your support.
If you’d like to see this in person and happen to be in the Pittsburgh area, the wall will be in Lawrenceville on the corner of 40th and Butler Street until June 10.