The union of art and bikes. That is the basis of Art Spin. A novel idea but what happens when these two things meet?
Hundreds of people migrated by bike to Macgregor Park for an evening of artistic expression. The eager and curious crowd were met with live music, decorative festivities, complementary tuneups and refreshing pink lemonade. This lively and communal spirit was a good indication of things to come.
The July edition itinerary from the Art Spin website, “This month we’ll be joined by our emcee Shamez Amlani and a roving band on bicycles as we travel through the streets to witness a musical production in a Byzantine Revival style church, a performance by Bluemouth Inc. and an immersive installation by Philippe Blanchard, along with a gallery visit and some chilling projections in an old warehouse.”
An event for Art lovers
The event striked a balance with a variety to suit all tastes while engrossing the senses. From the mysteriously alluring musical performance inside of a church to the Neoism work of Istvan Kantor, the diversity matched the milieu all of which was possible by bike. The evening came to a close with drinks and Pie A la Mode at the Fernanda Faria Collection on Queen West.
I thought about the relationship between bikes and art as I was walking to my bike. Why the two? How would this event be different if one was without the other?
I consider the two to be somewhat related, both ushering a form of liberation that could lead to self expression. But as is often the case with art, whatever experience you draw from it is personal. Perhaps it’s just as simple as bikes + art. The best way to find out is to check it out for yourself.
For more information about Art Spin and upcoming editions, visit artspin.ca