The Art of Bicycling: Sat., Sept. 28


We’re excited to announce that WABA’s first-ever bicycle-inspired art installation, the Art of Bicycling, will debut at FIGMENT DC, a participatory arts festival in Anacostia Park. FIGMENT is on Sat., Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and WABA’s installation will be one of many interactive art projects. Riding a bike is fun, it makes you feel free, it gets your heart beating fast, and it’s an art, too: It promotes creativity and exploration. The Art of Bicycling is inspired by the collective love for riding a bike that we’ve experienced as we advocate for more, better biking infrastructure, education, and oversight in the D.C. region. There are three parts to the project that you can do yourself: Create a painting by riding a trike through paint on a tarp, be the literal face of bicycling when we take instant photos to display, and share where you bike on our crowdsourced map. FIGMENT gives us the opportunity to for a new outreach platform and to engage with people who might not know what WABA does. We want to share our mission and gather input and suggestions on bicycling, especially east of the river. We’re in need of volunteers to pull off our project. Please sign up here to help out. FIGMENT DC is a free, interactive, noncommercial, participatory arts festival created for, and by, the community. It takes place on Sept. 28 and 29 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (but please note that WABA’s exhibit will only be there on Sat., Sept. 28). A big thank-you to our friends at FIGMENT for including WABA and encouraging people to arrive to the festival by bike.

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