Author Archives: John Carollo

Krazy Paint Generates Big Bucks for Charity

Krazy Paint was started in 2011 and as of 2017, has generated over $100,000 for kid’s charities. Krazy Paint gathers pinstripers and other automotive artists to paint items for sale and auction. In a time-honored pinstriper’s tradition, all of that money goes to a kid’s charity,

Those first two years, the money went to a different charity than today. Our partner since our third year is The Career and Technical School Foundation, who is very active in our fundraising and also very thankful to our guest painters and artists. 

Krazy Paint LLC is an Ohio non profit organization that bring together artists to raise these funds. Even more art was received from artists from around the country who sent in painted panels, airbrushed T Shirts and more Kustom Kulture items. Kustom Kulture art is highly collectible and The IX Center’s Piston Powered Auto-Rama is the new place for collectors to purchase such art. Krazy Paint works solely on donations for items to paint, supplies and goodie bag gifts to say thank you to their painters.

The Career and Technical School Foundation is a 5013C organization that’s been raising funds to provide scholarships for the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and others for 15 years. Students are learning new careers such as art, construction and transportation to name a few. It’s a natural partnership as some students are in automotive programs including body and paint. Volunteers from the Foundation also helped run Krazy paint.

Plans are already being readied for Krazy Paint in the 2018 show at the I-X Center for an even bigger and better display and collection of Kustom Kulture art.