Studio Artists from GoggleWorks Center for the Arts are tapping into their creativity to upcycle old bicycle wheels and turn them into a unique piece of art! On Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 11a-4p, stop by the Mt. Penn Hill Climb! GoggleWorks is very enthused about being part of the bike race and are glad to provide a local artist vibe! There are currently over 20 wheels out to artists to decorate for an art installation at the Mt. Penn Hill Climb. The wheel artwork will be on display at both Turn 9 and the GoggleWorks tent at City Park on Sunday, Aug. 5, the day of the race! The wheels will be sold via a silent auction the day of the race. Check out the GoggleWorks tent for more information.
Emily Thiel, GoggleWorks Programs Coordinator and project organizer says, “Through upcycling old bicycle wheels, we are re-envisioning everyday objects. These wheels demonstrate the accessibility of art and hopefully will encourage the Reading community to tap into their own creativity.” This is in line with the GoggleWorks mission to educate and make art a huge piece of this community’s life. Not only has this event been exciting to organize, but the GoggleWorks Studio Artists have been having a blast with this project too. Most artists wanted to get involved in this project and showcase their skills a completely different fashion.
Find out more about GoggleWorks and these artists at goggleworks.org or visit our Instagram @goggleworks. Come by and take a picture with our wheel dome. Use the hashtag #GoggleDome on Instagram, so we can like and share your pictures on our Instagram. Also, check out Reading Radsport Festival for more information on this event.