Help Bring Blue Trees to Houston!

Houston Arts Alliance

1% of $10,000
$9,895 of $10,000 to go
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About This Project

Have you ever walked through a forest of blue trees?  Imagine a grove of crepe myrtles with bright blue tree trunks juxtaposed by hot pink blooms.  Now picture yourself meandering through this otherworldly reality.  If you help bring the Blue Trees art installation to Houston, you will be able to experience just that!

Much like Dr. Seuss' lovable Lorax, Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos is shedding light on the subject of de-forestation through his public Blue Trees art installations. The result is stunning and powerful.

For his Houston installation, Konstantin will be paying homage to the trees devastated during the 2011 drought.  By painting live trees he will be celebrating Houston's love of trees and green space in general.

The blue paint that he uses is biologically safe and water based made with an ultramarine mineral pigment that is non-toxic for plants, animals, insects, humans and waterways.  Once painted, the trees will fade on average over a 6 month period.

We hope to have the artist create two sites in Houston in the Spring of 2013 to last through the full bloom of August: one with more mature Crepe Myrtles and the other as a community project with local volunteers painting the trees.  Another way you'll be able to get involved! 

The exhibition will drive discussion by focusing on broad issues of climate change and environmental impact through a Pinterest site that Houston Arts Alliance will create for this project.  We need your help to bring this world renowned artist to Houston and to gift this delightful and thought provoking exhibit to our great city.

Please donate today!

Donor Benefits


Gift levels:

$1 - $999 - donor names will be listed on the Houston Arts Alliance website as a generous contributor to the project.

$1,000 - $4,999 will receive invitations to VIP receptions in conjunction with opening and closing ceremonies as well as receive exhibition catalog and commemorative products.

$5,000 + will receive invitations to VIP receptions in conjunction with opening and closing ceremonies as well as receive exhibition catalog and commemorative products plus receive name recognition in opening ceremony program.