The 2017 Art Bike Exhibition is a cooperative project with the Hotter’N Hell Hundred to create a temporary public art installation in August to coincide with 36th annual bike ride. Let’s show the thousands of cyclists and their families our creative side! Grab that old bike out of the garage and create a new piece of art – an Art Bike!
What’s an Art Bike anyway?
It’s your own creation! Use your imagination and consider that old bike, tricycle, or unicycle to be your canvas and get to work!
Use your imagination and get busy!
What’s New This Year?
The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is adding a creative, artistic element to the Hotter’N Hell Hundred. From August 24-26, The Austin Bike Zoo will be making multiple appearances across Wichita Falls, including at the big ride.
The Austin Bike Zoo was born as a collaboration of collective imagination between bike-builders, puppet-makers, and performers. Wichita Falls residents and visitors will be able to experience a menagerie of giant, playful, interactive hand-built creatures including butterflies, a praying mantis and a bald eagle.
Margie Johnson Reese, Executive Director of The Alliance says, “The amazing creatures from the Art Bike Zoo are brilliant indicators of how the arts and engineering work together. We are thrilled to be able to bring these art-creatures to our community so children and their families can see another example of creativity.”
Chip Filer, Executive Director of Hotter’N Hell Hundred says, “The Art Bikes add another dimension to the HHH Weekend experience that will appeal to riders and non-riders alike.”
The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will also be bringing Art Bikes back for this year’s Hotter’N Hell Hundred. Get ready to help us create a temporary public art installation to show the thousands of cyclists and their families the creative side of Wichita Falls.
The Austin Bike Zoo is included on the Texas Touring Roster of Texas Commission on The Arts.
You can find a video of Austin Bike Zoo here:
Complete the Participation form and we will keep you posted!