Artist, Santa Cruz organizer, co-founder of Three Gut Records, Eye Weekly art director and woman-about-town Tyler Clark Burke launches her newest – and most ambitious – project today: The Few Bricks Short A House Project. Tyler wants to buy a house, and has enlisted some of her friends to help her do it. Starting today, you can bid on a variety of items or services donated by Toronto artists, photographers, musicians, and writers – as well as her mom. 40% of the profits will go to the donor, 40% will go to Tyler, and the remaining 20% will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
The contributors include k-os, Sook-Yin Lee, Peaches, Food Jammer Nobu Adilman, Trampoline Hall’s Misha Glouberman, Broken Social Scenester Justin Peroff, Dave Meslin, playwright Darren O’Donnell, and Leslie Feist, who along with her band will learn the song of the winning bidder (either a song you choose or one you wrote yourself) and perform it at one of her concerts (how cool is that?)
On top of that, Tyler is selling bricks of her future house for $20 each. If you buy a brick, you’ll get your name painted on a mural on the side of the house. Tyler will also be posting 5 pictures/paintings a day for the duration of the project, selling them for $100 each.
Check out the website for complete listings and information.
P.S. The next Santa Cruz is taking place August 26 at Captain John’s. Torontoist will definitely be there.