Olmec Colorado Flood Fundraiser and Art Show with Body Painting
The Flood Fundraiser was a great success!!! As you may know in September, Colorado was hit by unprecedented rainfall and heavily devastating massive floods. Olmec is based out of Boulder, Colorado and we as well as many of our friends were and still are being affected by the floods. While our Olmec family home was flooding and we were working frantically to pump water from our fully finished basement, we came to the realization that we NEEDED to do something to help our flooded community. Thousands of homes were damaged, entire roads washed away along with homes, dams broke, and lives were changed so in order to help, Olmec on October 12th 2013 combined forces with the local climbing gym, The Spot to create an art show based fundraiser to raise money for the flood victims. The fundraiser consisted of a silent auction , live funk jazz music from Fleedami, an art show, body painted women, beer, food, and nothing but a good time!!! The art show featured the work of local artists William Thompson, Hunter Damiani, and Whit Boucher. William and Hunter painted the bodies of four women who walked around the fundraiser mingling with guests and selling raffle tickets. Olmec received incredible raffle and silent auction items from companies all across the country: Smith Optics, Dyrdek Enterprises, Indo Board, Avery Brewing, Kettle and Stone Brewery, Core Power Yoga, Yoga Loft, Meta Skateboards, Neptune Mountineering, Orvis Sporting Goods, Strafe Outerwear, Boulder Cycle, The Fitter, Boulder Vapor House, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Prana, Adidas, ABC Climbing Gym, Cliff Bar, Hapa, The Boulder Cork, Brasserie Ten Ten, Kim and Jake’s Cakes, Cheba Hut, Mountain Sun, Papa Murphy’s, Noodles & Company, YoYo’s Frozen Yogurt, Rush, Black Jack Pizza, Southside Walnut Café and Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Also a special thanks to Lin & Mathew Hawkins for all of their incredible help with everything involving this event. We are extremely grateful for the Spot Gym for allowing us to use their venue for our event and for all of the companies that so generously donated to our fundraiser, making it possible for us to raise money for flood victims and local trail rebuilding. Support art, support your community, support your planet. Wear Olmec!