Bike Art Contest

Velo Arte opens Dec. 1 at Cafe Zippy

Robots, quilt art, two very different bicycle trees, earrings and a slug are some of the bike art items that will be on display at Cafe Zippy Nov. 24 through Dec. 8.

Meet some of the artists and enjoy happy hour specials during a special Velo Art Opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Zippy’s is located at 1502 Rucker, with free parking for both cars and bicycles. The cafe is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or later during special events, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

View and Vote: People’s Choice Award

We had 11 entries made by creative individuals, families, and a youth group. Vote for your favorite art piece in our “People’s Choice” award. Items will be sold via an online auction Dec. 1-9.

Velo Art Contest 2021

Artists, families and creative folks of all kinds: Use our excess bike parts to create beautiful and whimsical artwork.

Our bike parts, your creativity

The Rules

  1. Register by Oct. 3. The $10 fee covers prizes and our costs.
  2. Pickup parts at the shop. Bike parts and doo-dads galore will be available for pickup in Everett Oct. 6-10.
  3. Be creative. Use only bike stuff or add other upcycled materials. Have fun.
  4. Submit art piece by Nov. 14. We’ll collect all the pieces at the shop to show off virtually (and in-person, if possible).
  5. Prizes. We’ll do a poll for People’s Choice awards, and also award a $200 Sharing Wheels gift certificate by random drawing from all participants.

Optional. Last year many participants donated their art pieces and we auctioned the off online. The event raised more than $500 to support the many free programs of Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop.

Bike art inspiration & ideas

We hope to have many entries this year, and several categories for our “people’s choice” awards:

  • Art that Moves
  • Wearable or Usable Art
  • Top Family / Group Effort

Last year’s first place winner was Diana Halar, who made a table out of salvaged wood, bike tires and bike rims with a lighted mosaic of a bicycle using bike chains for the tires. Here are some of our 2020 entries: