Artists For Barack Obama Sign Event, Thursday, February 28th
With the Ohio primary coming up on Tuesday, March 4th, the campaign is in high gear for each candidate.
A group of inspired local Barack Obama supporters are using their artistic talents to support their candidate. Due to the frenzy of support the Obama campaign has received in previous primary states, there has been a shortage of campaign signs for the upcoming Ohio primary. Printers simply cannot keep up with the demand. Local designer, Angie Wilson, saw a need and has organized a solution. She is holding an open event on Thursday, February 28th to hand paint Obama campaign yard signs. Local artists are invited to come out and do their artistic interpretation of an Obama campaign sign to be distributed throughout the Cincinnati area.
The event will be held downtown Thursday, February 28th from 6pm-9pm. Local artists supporting Barack Obama are invited, as well as other supporters who would like to help assemble and distribute the signs. Local Obama supporters are welcome to come and connect with fellow supporters over a cup of Starbucks coffee and also take home a campaign sign. The remaining signs will be delivered to the Cincinnati Obama headquarters at 1524 Madison Rd. in Walnut Hills and will be distributed throughout the weekend before the primary on Tuesday, March 4th.
“We hope to create 50 unique campaign signs during the 3 hour event”, says Ms. Wilson. “Local musicians like Freekbass and Buffalo Killers will be hanging out in support for the Obama campaign, so it should be pretty festive event.”
Starbucks has donated coffee for the event and Catered By The Cup is donating coffee services, including hot chocolate and Chai tea for volunteers. Local musician, Freekbass is co-hosting the event and is donating all the sign materials, as well as promoting the event on his website: www.FreekbassForObama08.com . Cincinnati City Council candidate, Brian Garry, has donated the space for the event, a storefront and future home of The Green Depot, a green building supplies retail store, opening June 2008.
Barack Obama’s website: http://www.barackobama.com
Artists For Obama Sign Event
Thursday, February 28th
6pm – 9pm
1235 Vine Street, downtown near 12th Street