Northwest NEWS

November 27, 2000


City wants help beautifying Bothell's college campuses

BOTHELL - With the recent opening of co-located University of Washington, Bothell and Cascadia Community College campuses, the City of Bothell invites the community to join in artistically demonstrating the partnership between the community and the campuses.
   The City Council formed a committee to seek sponsors for campus artwork that will be created, dedicated and placed on campus. The City Council designated $20,000 toward the project and the committee's goal is to raise an additional $20,000.
   The committee will begin its fund-raising process in the first week of December by contacting potential corporate sponsors.
   "The City is proud to support the arts, schools and community in this creative effort," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "The greatest component to this project is that everyone in the community can be involved by providing sponsorship toward the artwork. From individuals to corporations, there is opportunity for all."
   Each sponsorship level includes varied benefits. Benefits may include name, logo prominently displayed adjacent to artwork, commemorative plaque, and inclusion on all publicity materials.
   Sponsorship levels include: Platinum Partnership Contributor ($10,000 and higher); Gold Friendship Contributor ($5,000 to $9,999); Silver Support Contributor ($1,000 to $4,999); Bronze Community Contributor ($100 to $999).
   The committee was formed earlier this year and consists of eight members of City staff and community volunteers.
   Once the committee reaches its goal of matching the City's $20,000 appropriated funds through sponsorship, an artist will be selected and artwork will begin. The piece will be installed on the campus in a place that is common to both colleges. All sponsors will be invited to and recognized at the unveiling event targeted for spring 2001.