Starting November 1st, a team of professional artists will attempt a jaw dropping 18,900 sq ft 3D street painting at the Venice Airport - securing a Guinness World Record for the USA. We know it is hard for some people to envision a painting that is 18,900 square feet so we decided to give some perspectives to just how big that is. OH, and this will not just be any painting, it's a Kurt Wenner design he created for the 2014 Sarasota Chalk Festival. You probably heard of Wenner because he is the Master Artist that invented 3D pavement art. Since the painting will be an illusion, it will appear, as if, the airport runway broke open to reveal an underwater abyss of extinct and endangered species featuring the extinct Megalodon Shark. Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouchedThe painting will be 4320X larger than the Mona Lisa painting. The Mona Lisa is a portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world." So help us achieve this goal and donate to the crowd funding campaign today. It will be 591X larger than the most expensive painting ever sold, Pollock's No. 5, 1948 that in 2006 fetched 156.8 million (adjusted for inflation), real American dollars, to be exact! Pollock’s abstract, almost violently expressionist, style tends to divide people into two camps: those who think that he ran the greatest long connumber-5 in history by disguising paint drippings as art, and those who think that he was just really untalented and most of his paintings were meant to be bowls of fruit.  There however is a third, tiny group of people who genuinely admirePollock’s work and are ready to pay big money for it. Remember kids, if you’re rich then it is “eccentric” instead of a “clueless buffoon.” So be as eccentric as you want and donate to our crowd funding so we can achieve the world record! FUND WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT Leonardo_da_Vinci_-_Ultima_cena_-_ca_1975It will be 43x larger than The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. The Last Supper is one of the world's most famous paintings, and one of the most studied, scrutinized, and satirized. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495. The painting represents the scene of The Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21. Leonardo has depicted the consternation that occurred among the Twelve Disciples when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him. Due to the methods used, and a variety of environmental factors, very little of the original painting remains today, despite numerous restoration attempts, the last being completed in 1999. So support today's Leonardo's and donate today.537990_491937967542349_1881057399_n It's the equivalent of 131 artists each completing a 12' x 12' painting. Which is what the traditional artists chalk during the Sarasota Chalk Festival in 3 days. Here is a photo of the 2012 festival with the theme 'Circus City, USA.' If the children created it, it would be the equivalent of 4725 children each chalking 2' x 2' squares - just like they do every year at the LBK Kiwanis Children's Chalk Block. Maybe this thought will inspire an idea for next year! The Children's Chalk Block started in 2007 and had roughly 200 children participate. Today there are roughly 5,000 children that come and chalk with us. It is a free event for families to 'Get Your Hands Dirty' where chalk is provided. It will be open to children November 15th & 16th. You can visit Events for information on the LBK Kiwanis Children's Chalk Block. Inspire children today by donating to this World Record attempt. FUND WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT 1238748_554871754582303_1926468886_n