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Wakefield MotoGP Art Tour Needs Your Help
A photograph can capture a moment, but a painting can capture an emotion. Alex Wakefield is a motorsport fine artist in Joliet, Illinois, whose body of work encapsulates the emotions of racing. While he’s a fan of both two-wheel and four-wheel motorsports, recently he was asked by the Dainese D-Store Chicago to commission some artwork to display at the store.
The response to his work was so well received he was invited by Dainese to show his work in a touring exhibition at the other two North American D-Stores in California (Orange County and San Francisco) and possibly an overseas exhibition at the Barcelona D-Store location. However, travel costs will not be covered. This is where Wakefield could use your help.
He has started a Kickstarter campaign, to not only raise funds required for travel, but also to cover the cost of materials required to produce 15 original pieces. Wakefield estimates he will need $5000 to do this. Assuming his Kickstarter campaign is successful, Wakefield will be presenting his artwork at each D-Store location coinciding with that weekend’s televised MotoGP race. The exhibit dates are as follows:
D-Store Orange County – August 16-18 Indianapolis MotoGP
D-Store San Francisco – August 23-25 Czech MotoGP
D-Store Barcelona – November 8-10 Valencia MotoGP
Watch the video below to learn about Wakefield’s dream and desire to bring his artwork to you, the MotoGP enthusiast. The Kickstarter link above will have more information, including how to donate to his cause.