Tour da Arts: Santa Monica


Tomorrow afternoon starting at noon, The Santa Monica Museum of Art will host the third annual Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts cultural bike event.

Tour da Arts

Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds. Participate in a spoke-card workshop and a scenic ride with stops for music, dance, and art along the way. The ride culminates at SMMoA with the Bicycle Bell Ensemble – a tuneful collaborative performance. The Tour da Arts activities run from 12 – 7 pm, with FREE admission to the ride and festivities. The spoke card art workshop admission is $5 and the activities are open to all ages. The ring of your free bicycle bell is an instrumental part of the musical grand finale – the Bicycle Bell Ensemble!

All riders receive a FREE bicycle bell and the first 150 riders to register and check-in receive a FREE Tour da Arts bicycle bag. All stops on the tour will last about 30 minutes. The full bike route is approximately 7 miles at an easy pace.

Stop 1 – ART (Noon – 2 pm)
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Check-in for the ride.
Spoke Card Art Workshop: Create an original spoke card for your bike.
See SMMoA exhibitions
Enjoy our Cycling Culture Mini-Festival:
Advocacy: Los Angeles Bike Coalition/Santa Monica Spoke, C.I.C.L.E., Tune-up tent by Bikerowave
Excitement: CicLAvia, Tour de Fat, Perry’s Café Bike Tours
Local Design: Bicycle Fixation, Swrve – Urban Cycling Apparel, Shifty – Flirty Bike Fashion
Food trucks: Dosa Truck, Mandoline Grill, and L.A. Snowie.

Stop 2 – DANCE (between 3 – 4 pm)
The Broad Stage
Experience world music and dance performances by Global Motion and Synapse Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

Stop 3 – MUSIC (between 4:30 – 5:30 pm)
Santa Monica City Hall
Peddle and settle on the garden of Santa Monica City Hall to listen and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with The Electones.

Return to SMMoA
Complete the ride by participating in a closing collaborative performance with the Bicycle Bell Ensemble led by artist Patrick Miller, Sister Mantos, Telematique, and David Semien.
Click to listen:Hear in the City interview with Patrick Miller on KPFK radio