Bicycle-Inspired art by over 100 artists benefits local Youth Cycling Program
Few events have as many compelling components as Neighborhood Bike Works’ annual Bike Part Art Show. Inspired by and made from bicycles, works of art and craft by over 100 regional artists celebrate the sport of cycling and showcase new uses for old materials. An auction of the work, accompanied by live music, refreshments, and a raffle, benefits free after-school classes and summer camp scholarships for students at Neighborhood Bike Works. A rare visual-art participant in the Philly Fringe Festival, the Bike Part Art Show is happening Friday, September 18, 2009, from 7 pm to 10 pm at Studio 34 Yoga | Healing | Arts, 4522 Baltimore Avenue. A selection of artwork will be on display at Studio 34 beginning August 28.
“The Bike Part Art Show spotlights so many things that make Philadelphia an exciting place to live,” says Kate Duncan, the show’s organizer. “The art is skillful and innovative, there’s a green focus on both cycling and recycling, it’s a super party, it celebrates the growing momentum of biking in Philly, and it brings bikers, artists, recyclers, and local businesses together to help make the world a better place for local kids.”