Time: March 9, 2012 from 7pm to 11:45pm
Location: Gala Gallery
Street: 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: http://chicagocriticalmass.or…
Event Type: bikewinter, social, bike fashion show, bike art
Organized By: Steven Lane
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2012
Bike Winter Art and Fashion Show 2012
A Fashion Show Benefit for Chicago Bike Winter and West Town Bikes
The 15th Annual Bike Winter Art Show closes on March 9th at the Gala Gallery located at 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. Join us at the Bike Winter Art Show for a night of bicycle enthusiasm, cycling camaraderie and rider revelry that’s sure to shake off the winter blues. The benefit kicks off at 8 pm with a family fun puppet show performed by Jabberwocky. The main event, a runway fashion show, starts at 9 pm and is sponsored by Rapid Transit Cycles. The fashion show features Spring 2012 bikes as well as the latest gear from area bikes shops including Blue City Cycles, Boulevard Bikes, Ciclo Urbano, Comrade Cycles, and West Town Bikes. Additionally, a range of vintage fashions provided by online retailer, Lucitebox, will be modeled by stylish women who bike. After the fashion show, deejay Montay spins the beats. The event is free and open to the public.
The Bike Winter Art Show closing party benefits Bike Winter Chicago. The Bike Winter group is a volunteer run, grassroots concern established in 1999 that encourages bicyclists to ride their bikes all year long. Their mission is to get people to break out of winter hibernation mode. Bike Winter Chicago organizes events, activities, and “how-to” workshops that give cyclists plenty of reason to stay in the saddle when the temperatures drop.
Photos by Martha Williams, Hair and Makeup: Chris Conner, Styling: Holly Rhode, lucitebox.com, Bikes: Boulevard Bikes.
Proceeds from the fashion show party will be donated to West Town Bikes, a city-wide service provider for youth programs in Chicago. Headquartered in West Town, the organization operates a bike workshop that hosts after-school programs that aim to provide young people with mechanical skills, environmental awareness, and physical fitness. WTB works in partnership with community organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and After School Matters.
Ride your bike to the gallery for the Bike Winter Art Show closing party. Look at art. Bring the kids to the puppet show. Delight in the fashion show. Lust after new bikes. Hang with other cyclists. Drink beer. Dance until midnight. (That’s when the party’s over.) There’s a whole lot of bike love happening on Friday, March 9 at 7 pm at the Gala Gallery.