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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.
www.thebroadstage.com

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.
www.theelectones.com
arts.smgov.net/jazz_on_the_lawn_2011.htm

Stop 4 – COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE (6 – 7 pm)
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.
www.bicyclebellensemble.org
Click to listen:Hear in the City interview with Patrick Miller on KPFK radio

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