Bradenton's "GeckoFest" 2008
Bradenton Florida had their 2nd "GeckoFest" Event. The first event in 2006 was a great success for
the City of Bradenton and the Artists Guild of Manatee, Inc. (Village
of the Arts), and we were very excited to be involved in their 2008 event We took delivery of a 6 foot Gecko
that was decorated by October 2007 and then placed on public display in Bradenton for 6 months. After the 6 month
display time, the Geckos were to be auctioned off at a Gala Live Auction in March 2008. Proceeds went to an important
fundraising venture that helped our local school children, to strengthen and grows our local cultural community,
and to support future art-on-the-street projects, its arts and artists.
Geckofest 2008 Gala Auction
We are proud to announce our gecko, Geck-glo was bought at live auction by Jim Leavy of Sarasota.
Jim runs the Geico Insurance office on Fruitville Road in Sarasota, Florida. Thanks again to the Leavy's for bidding
on our creation and contributing to the Local Arts.
Geckofest Gala 2008 Slideshow
(in PDF format)