Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bike The Buddhas, This Sunday

Bike Uptown’s Ten Thousand Ripples and Pivot Arts Festival Bicycle Tour Is Sunday, June 9, 1pm.

 Uptown United and Bike Uptown will co-sponsor a leisurely bicycle tour starting on Sunday, June 9, 1:00 p.m., at the Bronco Billy Park, 4437 N Magnolia to see Uptown’s Ten Thousand Ripples emerging Buddha sculptures and end at the Pivot Arts Festival at 1050 W. Wilson.

The emerging Buddha sculptures are part of Ten Thousand Ripples, a collaborative public art, civic engagement and peace project. Uptown is one of 10 Chicago neighborhoods that are displaying a total of 100 Buddha sculptures which are designed as symbols of peace and community-building.

The bicycle tour will end at the old TCF Bank Building, 1050 W Wilson, for Pivot’s Multi-Arts Festival that will feature the spirit of the vaudeville era through unique performances in historic spaces. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
  • When: Sunday, June 9: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 Buddha Heads Bicycle Tour and 2:00 p.m. Pivot Arts Festival
  • Start Where: Bronco Billy Park, 4437 N Magnolia (between Montrose Ave & Sunnyside Ave)
  • End Where: Pivot Arts Festival, 1050 W. Wilson (parking lot of the old TCF Bank Building)
Bicycle helmets are required and locking devices encouraged for parking at the festival.

Bike Uptown is a community group that is working to achieve the Alderman’s goals about enhancing Uptown’s economic and cultural vitality by making it easy, safe and comfortable to walk around or bike around our neighborhood.

Uptown United provides assistance to businesses and investors located in and serving Uptown and encourages new development opportunities.

Pivot’s inaugural Multi-Arts Festival is a celebration of innovative performances in our community.  This year’s festival reignites the spirit of the vaudeville era by performing in unique and historic spaces throughout Uptown.

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget we have a lovely head at the Wilson Yard Apartment complex on Montrose. It's surrounded by lovely greens and looks PERFECT outside my door! I love the project, the idea, the look and the intelligence behind it. Congrats to all involved.