March 18, 2014 Leave a comment
Mark April 9th on your calendars to join us and our favorite new bike racks for an afternoon reception featuring the winners of the Bicycle Coalition’s Artistic Bike Rack competition. The reception will be held from 5pm-7pm in the Art Gallery at City Hall, in room 116 B, and is hosted by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OCCE) and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. New York City may have David Byrne, but we think that Philadelphia’s artists can hang with the best of ‘em. Come see what all the fuss is about.
“The City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy introduces two exhibitions in celebration of Philadelphia’s growing bicycle culture. Artist-designed Bike Racks and Bike p’ARTs combine two great local passions: cycling and art. The exhibits are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of City Hall, NE corner in the Art Gallery at City Hall and display cases near the Mayor’s Offices. An artist reception is scheduled for April 9, 5-7 pm.
Artist-designed Bike Racks features all 9 of the winning bike rack designs in the Art Gallery at City Hall. This is the only remaining opportunity to see all the designs in one location. Afterwards, the bike racks will be installed throughout Center City in such locations as the Cira Centre, Sister Cities Park, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, for widespread public use. Prior to being exhibited in City Hall, the fabricated designs were part of this year’s Flower Show.