Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Public is invited to vote for their favorite ArtCycle Artist

Public is invited to vote for their favorite ArtCycle Artist

The City of Spartanburg will kick-off the “People’s Choice Award” contest for the public as they view the five ArtCycle sculptures beginning Thursday, April 15th, during ArtWalk in downtown Spartanburg. A unique aspect to ArtCycle is the guide by cell program, a free audio tour that participants can call in and learn more about each sculpture at their own pace. This program will also launch on April 15, 2010. The contest will end at the close of the September ArtWalk on September 16, 2010.

As part of the Spartanburg Creative Energy campaign, Artcycle is a new initiative that promotes regional artists, each of whom has been commissioned to build an outdoor sculpture from recycled bicycle parts. The sculptures need not be made only of bicycle parts, nor need they be made of a specific percentage of bicycle parts. However, the sculptures must be made of enough bicycle parts that the viewer readily sees that a significant portion of each sculpture contain parts that were formerly from of a bicycle.

The sculptures will be on display in Spartanburg’s downtown area from April to September of this year. The project is the result of a collaboration between Spartanburg Creative Energy, HUB-BUB and Partners for Active Living. Artcycle celebrates the City's national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, which made it the first in South Carolina to receive that honor in 2007.

2010 ArtCycle Artist
Adam Campbell - Spartanburg, SC
Sterling Kenny and Carré Razzano – Woodruff, SC
Lauren Ponder -Spartanburg, SC
Cody Roberts – Spartanburg, SC
Daniel and Mikki Tripp- Campobello, SC

For more information, please visit: http://www.spartanburgcreativeenergy.com or contact Amanda Mathis, Economic Development Coordinator at 864-596-3068 or amathis@cityofspartanburg.org.

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