Be a part of the first-ever Scugog Arts Mural Marathon Fundraiser!
Sign up to be one of 70 painters — no experience required.
Thursday, July 15th to Saturday, July 17th from 8 AM to 8 PM, painter participants will take on the challenge of completing a continuous mural across multiple large wooden boards. When finished, the mural boards will become an installation on the east wall of the Scugog Arts Space, where they will remain until we can do it all over again.
People of all ages are welcome to participate, taking two-hour shifts creating public art that will celebrate Indigenous culture. The mural boards will be painted in the laneway beside the Scugog Arts Space (175B Queen St, Port Perry) and in the surrounding parking lot. Jon Colwell, local artist and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation band member, will draw the design in a coloring book style allowing for anyone to join the fun. The mural is guaranteed to add to the vibrancy and quality of life in our community, drawing in visitors and locals alike. If it’s Instagramable, the people will come!
Painters will need to register and get pledges in order to participate. There is a minimum donation of $50 during the registration process that earns painter participants a Lake Scugog hat from the new Durham is Home collection from Durham Tourism. The fundraiser supports operating expenses at Scugog Arts.
HOW IT WORKS
Register on CanadaHelps using the button below. Make sure you pick a timeslot!
Make a list of potential donors — family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Reach out and explain what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and how it will benefit the community. Include the link to your fundraising page on CanadaHelps.
Show up and check-in for your assigned painting timeslot. You will receive an email to confirm the timeslot at least two week before the event.
Get involved! Sign up for a two-hour shift and help add to the vibrancy and quality of life in our community. PLUS, earn a Lake Scugog hat from the new Durham is Home collection launched by Durham Tourism when you sign up to paint.
You will be redirected to CanadaHelps to sign up and pick a time slot.
Want to get in on the action from behind the scenes? Sign up for one of our exclusive volunteer spots below.
You can volunteer and be a painter! Volunteer shifts will be in 5 to 6 hour increments.
- $23288 Raised of $30,000 77.63% 77.63%
Reflected donations include sponsorships.
Highest $ Value Winner
BROWN PAPER BAG AUCTION
Old Flame Brewing Co.
Nexus Coffee Co.
The Nutty Chocolatier
Applewood Farm and Winery
The Port Collection
King’s Cross British Shop
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jon Colwell, local artist and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation band member, will draw the initial design. Learn more about the artist behind the mural design.
Painter and Volunteer Apparel Sponsor
HOW TO FIND THE MURAL MARATHON
How Do I Register To Paint?
You can register to paint using the ‘SIGN UP’ button above or the link here: https://bit.ly/3c5L9QC
NOTE: Please ensure that you spell your name and email correctly, as well as pick a timeslot.
Can Youths Participate?
Of course, we welcome painters of all ages and abilities.
Will Donors Get a Charitable Recipt?
Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt from CandaHelps via email immediately after the contribution is made.
Offline donations made by cheque or cash will receive a tax receive from Scuogog Arts via email post-event.
Is There a Registration Fee?
There is no registration fee, however, in order to participate, you must meet the minimum fundraising amount of $50.
We ask that you pay the $50 when you register. The donation earns painter participants a Lake Scugog hat from the new Durham is Home collection recently launched by Durham Tourism.
How Do I Raise Money?
Make a list of everyone you know that may be interested in making a contribution. Reach out and explain what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and how it will benefit the community. Include the link to your fundraising page with all messages. Record any offline donations manually.
How Do I Record Offline Donations?
Offline donations are contributions made by cash or cheque. Just because we’re using an online platform to fundraise, doesn’t mean you that can’t collect donations the traditional way.
Please record these contributions on the tracking sheet HERE. Bring the tracking sheet, along with cash and/or cheques with you when you sign in for your timeslot.
How Do I Reflect Offline Donations On My Fundraising Page?
You can add offline donations to you CanadaHelps fundraising page by using the ‘Donations’ tab and entering the amount manually.
NOTE: Offline donations are not processed by CanadaHelps, and are just meant to give a more accurate reflection of fundraising progress.
Please bring all cheques and cash with you when you check in to your timeslot. You are welcome to make out a personal cheque for the exact cash amount.
Who Do Cheques Get Made Out To?
Please make cheques payable to Scugog Council for the Arts, with the name of the painter in the memo line.
Please bring cheques and any cash you collect to registration prior to your painting timeslot.
If you collect donations that do not arrive before the marathon (eg. aunt in Alberta mails you a cheque) they can still be recorded on your CanadaHelps fundraising page AND the printable tracking form HERE. Please bring all donations to Scugog Arts when recieved.
Is This a Fundraiser?
Yes, it is! The purpose of the Mural Marathon is to raise funds for Scugog Arts’ operating expenses.
The fundraiser will help us pay the rent and keep the lights on, pay staff, and assist us further in our mission of being our community’s creative hub.
What About Rain?
Great question! If the weather becomes dangerous we will stop until everything clears. If that takes too long we will ask painters to reschedule for Sunday, July 18th.
What Should I Wear?
Something comfortable that you don’t mind getting paint on. Remember paint is permanent. Don’t forget your mask!
Want to Paint as a Team?
Just let us know your team member’s name(s) during registration and we will do our best to assign timeslots together.
NOTE: Each team member will have to register in order to paint and earn a Lake Scugog hat. Parents are permitted to share timeslots with children 12 and under.