How much are you willing to spend to honor Jimi Hendrix?
Seattle is a little bit closer to officially honoring Jimi Hendrix with a park at 24th and South Massachusetts Street in the Central Disctrict, but it's going to take a little infusion of cash from the people. Okay, a rather large infusion of cash: $285,000.
According to the Central District News, and the fundraising campaign website, your contribution will help build .. . . .
. . . the Sound Wave Wall feature of the park, "a curved colored steel wall with cut outs of notable figures of Jimi Hendrix performing. As the sun passes over the wall, people can walk past his long shadows.The height of the wall will vary from 4’to 10’ high, and openings will be sited to allow for great views along the path, which connects Jimi Hendrix Park to Sam Smith Park, our gateway. The wall will be oriented for maximium visibility from the street. In addition to the large cut-outs, there will be perforations in the steel to allow for screened images and patterns to form when looked at from varying distances.
They suggest various dollar amounts you might want to kick in, from $5 to $100,000, and they offer different thank-yous depending on how much you give. They say they want to reach their goal of $285,000 in 70 days, which makes the deadline November 5. I hope donations pick up a little -- as I'm typing this, they've only gotten $82.
To check out the entire plan for the new park and take a look at your options for donating, go here.