TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – An art display of a colorful BMW was the main attraction at Aristocrat Motors’ latest celebration, but could also hopefully be the source of a donation for the Mulvane Art Museum.

A BMW i4 was wrapped in neutral vinyl wrap and painted on June 2 to serve as a masterpiece at the Mulvane Art Fair, in partnership with Aristocrat Motors.

The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of the decorated vehicle is currently around $45,000, but due to its recent paint job, the MSRP is expected to increase. Therefore, according to Aristocrat Motors, if there is a difference between the current MSRP and the increased MSRP, the difference will be entirely donated to the Mulvane Art Museum. Contact Aristocratic Engines for more information.

“We think of BMW as a work of art and we like to invest in the community and in people who want to produce beautiful works of art and try to support them,” said Kris Nielsen, managing director of Aristocrat Motors. “It’s not the easiest thing to get started and support yourself as an artist.”

The celebration was created to celebrate art, celebrate the partnership between the Mulvane Art Museum and Aristocrat Motors, and also educate children about art.

“We organize exhibitions, we have a collection of over 6,000 works of art and we also do outreach for schools,” according to Connie Gibbons, director of the Mulvane Art Museum. “You know, for kids, it’s often their only opportunity or their first opportunity for exposure to artistic creation.”

The Mulvane Art Museum is located at 1700 SW Jewell Ave. on the campus of Washburn University.

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