Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Volunteering with the CBC's Bike Art Program & the Biddeford Art Walk

In these colder months, we have seen many of our participants have participated in programming that doesn't directly involve bike mechanics. The Bike Part Art program, facilitated by Ann Thompson (Wednesdays 2-5), has been particularly popular, serving to increase confidence and promote self-expression. In addition to creating beautiful art, participants are quite proud of their creations and their relationships with the Community Bicycle Center. Volunteers are always welcome to help with the Bike Art Program (any afternoon, not just Wednesdays!).

If you enjoy art and would like to help with a community event, come join us at this month's Biddeford Art Walk, Friday, February 26 (5-8pm) at the North Dam Mill off Main Street. It is a wonderful opportunity for children and youth who participate in bike center programs to interact with thecommunity and demonstrate the skills they have acquired. Tasks during the Art Walk may include setting up, taking down, escorting children around the venue to meet the other artists and participants or to view performances, facilitating inclusive art making activities or talking to interested folks about the mission and programming at the Community Bicycle Center. We invite you to join us for any part of the evening for a wonderful night downtown!

Our display board at the January Art Walk -- check out the animal heads made from bicycle seats!

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