Infernal Device – ArtPrize


Publicity and sponsorship request for Grand Rapids ArtPrize Contestant –
The Infernal Device Needs A Place To Be Born

The Infernal Device,, is a large-scale, mechanically animated sculpture conceived by steampunk/retrofuturist artist Myke Amend, enginartist Steve Brook and steam modeler Todd Cahill as a collaborative entry for Artprize,, (the country’s largest open-entry art competition, held in Grand Rapids, MI). Our intent is to build a dynamic sculpture using 90-percent vintage, re-purposed materials that will be powered entirely by alternative energy sources (wind, solar, steam). The final work will be a stunning combination of moving 3-D sculpture and 2-dimensional painting with many articulating features working together as a single cohesive work.

YOU CAN HELP – We need a space to work in from May through late September (or any part of that time period). We’d love a space with ground-level access, or at least a freight elevator. Large doors are a definite need as well. Our preferred space would be a large garage near downtown. If you have a large industrial garage, hangar, art studio or other space that could accommodate the weight and size of a rather large mechanical work of art, and willing to donate use of that space from late April through late September, we would *love* to hear from you.

AND GET IN THE NEWS – Contact us with sponsorship offers or inquiries through our Contact Form here: or send me an email. We can offer in return: Links to your site, banner ads, blog postings and other social media traffic building, your logo on our promotional merchandise, signage and collateral materials, or just a momentous undertaking worth boasting about your participation to the press. We are of course also open to your own ideas about how we can help each other. Steampunk Fabricators sponsors that support The Infernal Device with a $1000 donation will receive a custom Steampunk Fabricators sculpture, a $2500 sponsor will receive a custom one-of-a-kind Steampunk Fabricators guitar.

There are many other sponsor gifts available, so take a look at our Kickstarter page for more info. This project will only undertaken if at least $9,450 is pledged by Monday May 23, 7:02pm EDT.

Illustration of The Infernal Device available here:

For more information and publicity opportunities contact:
Chuck Lohre, LEED AP ID+C
Lohre & Assoc., Inc. Marketing Communications
126A West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7535; 877-608-1736, 513-961-1174, Cell 513-260-9025, Fax 513-961-1192, [email protected]
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