Thursday, April 17, 2008

SculptCycle 2008 Update

Last September, I posted about a new collaboration between FreeRide, the Montpelier Downtown Civic Association and local arts community called SculptCycle 2008. The basic idea was that people would donate old bikes, the bikes would be given to artists to create sculptures, the sculptures would go on display around Montpelier during the summer of 2008 and then the sculptures would be auctioned off at the end of the summer to raise money. I love the idea.

Well, it's getting closer to the date of the opening of the displays and SculptCycle has updated their website with some key dates for this summer.

Saturday, June 7th, 12 to 3pm: Opening Celebration with SculptCycle Tour

Create a hat/mask at the ReStore workshop and bike/walk between SculptCycles.

Saturday, June 7th, 12 to 3pm: SculptCycle Opening Reception

Evening reception to recognize SculptCycle artists and sponsors - donations welcomed. SculptCycle Judge announces artist awards.

Friday, August 8th, 4 to 8pm: Montpelier Art Bike/Walk

Bike/walk through an evening of art.

Throughout September: Silent/On-Line SculptCyle Auction

Starting in September, select number of SculptCycles will be silent auctioned with remaining SculptCycles to be auctioned in live auction in October. Bids can be placed through SculptCycle website.

Saturday, October 4th, 5 to 8pm: SculptCycle Art Auction and Reception

Evening reception to live auction select number of SculptCycles. Tickets to be sold.

The site has one small teaser photo of one of the sculptures. If you put that one in the Christ Church pocket park, you'll have kids riding it all day long. Very cool.

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