Velo Art Event

Velo Art is an annual fundraiser for Sharing Wheels. We invite “Wheel” artists of all kinds – amateurs, professionals, families and groups – to create something fun or functional out of our excess bike parts or your own imagination.

Any bike-themed art is welcome – jewelry, quilt, painting, sculpture, etc.

All bike art will be displayed at our annual open house on Thursday, Dec. 7. Artists are encouraged to donate their piece to the silent auction that night.

Velo Art registration is open now through Sunday, Nov 19.

Last year’s Velo Art event raised $625 for Sharing Wheels.

Or use your own upcycled materials or imagination. Any art piece containing bike parts or imagery is eligible to enter.

Event Details

  1. Register for Velo Art by Sunday Nov. 19. Let us know you are participating.
  2. Pick-up parts: wheels, frames, cogs, chains, and more at the shop until Nov 19 during regular hours. You can use your own bike-related materials or theme, too.
  3. Submit art piece by Dec. 3: We’ll collect all the pieces at the shop.
  4. People’s Choice Award: Bragging rights and a $50 gift certificate to Nothing Bundt Cakes in Mill Creek.
  5. Art Auction: Donate your piece to our silent auction, held during our Thursday, Dec. 7 open house.
  6. Artwork ownerthe artist or purchaser – must retrieve your piece from the shop no later than Dec. 17.

Need Wheel Art Inspiration?

Sign up for our Wreath Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 3. Your wreath can be your entry!

For more inspiration, see examples of art made in past events.

Birth of an Orca

This Orca whale sculpture was made by Carter Wall, starting with a bike frame and using only bike parts. Carter has made a sculpture for every Velo Art Contest to date.