Bike Week: First Event of the Season!

DATE: Saturday, June 8th, 2019

TIME: From 1-4pm

LOCATION: Emera Oval, Halifax North Commons

DETAILS: As part of Bike Week, Art Bikers are hosting our first pop up to promote safety on the road! Young cyclists are encouraged to join us in making bright, colourful safety vests — with unique silkscreened designs — so they can be seen while biking.

This free event is open to all, and we look forward to meeting you to celebrate the beginning of Season 13!

Be safe and seen this summer while you ride!

Be safe and seen this summer while you ride!

Add your very own design to your vest! Art Bikers will teach you our favourite paper stencil method for silkscreening a picture onto bright green and orange vests! All supplies are included.

Meet our 2019 Art Bikers: Undine, Eric, Salma, Sorrel and Devon! And celebrate Bike Week!


Highlights of training

This season’s Art Bikers team has been busy in various training sessions that include time to understand the goals of the program; community arts and community building; safety in the studio, while traveling together by bicycle, and while working in the field with participants of all ages; exploring various art mediums; anti-oppression and intercultural competency; and bicycle maintenance — among others. It’s a deep period of learning, reflection and skill building in anticipation of the dynamic season ahead.

The training period — which lasts almost a month — is also a time for the Art Bikers to begin collaborating, understand how best to support one another, get oriented and help support a healthy and vibrant studio ecology, and bring their skills and talents to the team. The Art Bikers develop a Working Together Agreement that creates a framework for strong communication, emotional/physical/spiritual wellbeing, and strategies for thriving in their fieldwork alongside participants.

Here are a few highlights from training, so far, in Season 13.

A moment of radical joy in celebrating the learnings from the anti-oppression workshop by South House facilitator Carmel!

A moment of radical joy in celebrating the learnings from the anti-oppression workshop by South House facilitator Carmel!