Wheels of Art – Letter to Nonprofits

Dear local nonprofit,

The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition (CBC) and the Art Committee of the Carrboro Branch Library are collaborating on an exhibit called Art of the Bike, which will take place in the Carrboro Branch Library, located at McDougle Middle School, from June 15 to October 23, 2016. 

In conjunction with this exhibit, the Town of Carrboro’s Arts Committee has generously offered to fund a community arts project involving bicycle wheels!

We are looking for 10 local nonprofits to each decorate a wheel.

Once adorned, the wheels will be displayed around town with information on the nonprofit that designed the wheel. There are many ways to decorate a bicycle wheel (google “bike wheel art” for inspiration). Participating groups are welcome to decorate their wheel in a way that showcases the mission of their organization.

We will have the undecorated wheels ready to pick up at the opening reception of the Art of the Bike show, which takes place June 19th from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Wheels can be picked up or delivered before that date—we will coordinate with each nonprofit if the pick up time on the 19th is inconvenient, or if you want to get started sooner than that. We also have a wheelchair wheel if that better suits your group.

The decorated wheels are due back by July 2, so that we can display them at the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition’s table at the Town of Carrboro’s Fourth of July celebration.

After July 4th, we will place the 10 wheels around Carrboro in various high-profile locations or businesses, where they will remain until the end of the Art Exhibit on Oct 23, gaining exposure for the groups.  (If your nonprofit has a relationship with a local business, or thinks one would be especially appropriate, let us know and we will try to display your wheel there.)

The public will be invited to pick their favorite designs at the Town celebration on the 4th, and the CBC will select one winner from the top three vote getters.

A $100 donation will be made to the non-profit designing the best wheel. 

Please reply to bikecarrboro@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in this campaign. We can accept only the first 10 committed wheel decorators, so get your request in soon!