Pedalling Art


Last year we launched the Vancouver’s first ever bike art silent auction and fundraiser and it was a huge success. This year we’re gearing up once again to host another amazing event featuring art from over 30 local artists, live performances, a plethora of raffle prizes, and a cash bar.

Find out about how you can get involved by contributing art or volunteering. See below.

November 10th, 7pm – 12am
Gam Gallery
110 E Hastings St., Vancouver

About the Event

Vancouver’s Second Annual Bike Art Auction will take place on November 1oth at Gam Gallery, 110 East Hastings Street from 7:00pm – 12:00am. Come by to peruse locally made bike art, listen to live music, and sip on a drink.

Cover is sliding scale $5 – $20 or a donation of a working U-lock with a key. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Cash Bar// Photo ID required because this event is all ages.

There will be live music// Musicians TBA

RSVP here.

About the Programs Supported

All proceeds from the event will be used to fund two important programs: Bici Libre, and Pedals for the People. Both programs provide bikes, bike accessories and mechanical assistance to people who cannot afford them, taking donated bikes otherwise destined for the trash and refurbishing them with the help of volunteers.

  • Bici Libre provides these services to seasonal agricultural workers in the Fraser Valley who have little or no access to autonomous mobility to get groceries, access medical services, or otherwise leave the farm.
  • Pedals for the People serves the Downtown Eastside community by providing bicycles to those who are socially marginalized based on immigration status, poverty, substance use or mental health concerns.

Funds from this event will go towards these programs, especially these necessary program costs:

  1. Transportation of bicycles: needed to distribute bicycles throughout the Fraser Valley.
  2. Purchasing of basic bicycle accessories: helmets, bells and lights are needed as without them, people will not be visible at night, and may be fined beyond their financial means for not complying with cycling laws.  Without an adequate lock, people may have their bikes stolen.

The programs are coordinated by two community bike shops, the AMS Bike Co-op/Bike Kitchen and PEDAL. Both shops teach people how to build and ride bikes, and run programming for folks who might not otherwise have access to bicycles or bicycle repair.

Contribute Art

Interested in contributing art? When a piece of your art work sells at the event, we will give you 50% of the sale price. We look forward to supporting the artists who in turn support these programs. We are hoping to focus on bicycle themed or related artwork this year! If you are not sure if the work you want to include is appropriate, please ask. You will be able to collect any artwork that remains after the event, or you may choose to donate it for the following year’s event. You may also choose to receive a tax receipt for donations of artwork valued over $100 in lieu of 50% of sales. Contact pedalling.art.vancouver@gmail.com for more details.

Volunteer

Want to give your time, skills and enthusiasm? We’ll need support during the event as well as for set up and take down. Contact pedalling.art.vancouver@gmail.com for more details.

Workshops

Register for Spare pARTs Workshop 1 – Jewellery

Register for Spare pARTs Workshop 2 – Top Tube Sweater

Register for Spare pARTs Workshop 3 – Coat Rack

Thank You’s

Inspiration for this event is from an art auction held by BICAS, a community bike shop in Tuscon, AZ.