Bike Art Contest

Velo Arte 2021

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

The Rules

  1. Register by Oct. 3. The $10 fee goes towards prizes and covering our costs.
  2. Pickup parts at the shop. Bike parts and doo-dads galore will be available for pickup in Everett Oct. 6-10 (we’ll send details).
  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.

Our bike parts, your creativity

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 last year’s entries:

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