May 7, 2009
D.C.: Artistic Bike Rack
On April 27, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells joined the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) DC Creates Public Art program and the District Department of Transportation for the unveiling of 28 artistically designed bike racks by six local artists. This was the result of the DC Creates Public Art program’s call to artists, inviting them to enhance the city’s standard bike racks and create unique designs that could be placed in various locations citywide. Artists were encouraged to incorporate their interpretation of the “D.C. experience” into their artwork. The intent of the project is to encourage more people to use bicycles and increase the number of bike racks throughout the city that are both functional and artistic. For additional information, contact DCCAH DC Creates Public Art Coordinator Deirdre Ehlen.
In this Issue
State to State
- Arkansas: Creative Economy Project
- Wyoming: Community Arts Partners Program
- Kentucky: Poets Laureate
- Connecticut: Fellowship Program
- Virginia: Conference for Creating Arts and Cultural Districts
- Missouri: Arts Summit
- Oregon: Cultural Tourism Grant Program
- D.C.: Artistic Bike Rack
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