Beardsley Boulders Graffiti Removal Project
target fundraising goal: $2,500
Total Raised to Date: $2,698
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Graffiti & Graffiti Coverup Removal
The Beardsley Boulder Pile, a beloved climbing and recreation area located in North Phoenix, is in dire need of your help! We've teamed up with Scott McDaniel from REI and Josh Parnell from City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation to remove graffiti painted on the Beardsley Boulders, as well as removing multiple layers of graffiti coverup paint (and the many layers of graffiti from all sides of several large boulders).
We started the project on February 15th and 16th with coverup removal testing on the face of Pencil Thin (pictured). This entire boulder, along with many others in the area, is covered on all sides from top to bottom in layers of coverup paint (that's an 8 foot ladder next to the boulder). The first day, we removed most of the first layer of coverup paint. The next day, we went back to remove the graffiti that was underneath the coverup. Unfortunately, we found several additional layers of coverup paint and graffiti, including some latex paint. We still need to finish the face of Pencil Thin and the other sides of the boulder, along with several more like it and the rest of the graffiti throughout the area.
The pictures above show us in the testing phase to determine how much product it will take to complete the entire project. We raised 2,698 to purchase the supplies needed to restore these boulders to their natural beauty by removing the graffiti and coverup paint. We will share pictures from our work on the project on 03/10/18, 03/17/18, 04/03/18, and 04/04/18 soon, stay tuned!
In addition to the graffiti coverups, we also want to remove all of this graffiti throughout the Beardsley Boulders area. Click on the photos to view in a larger gallery. Photos by Scott McDaniel.