2-PHASE Bicycle Art Project, Johnson City, TN

PHASE 1: "Tread on this..." bike art project

  • 11 bike silhouettes 5'w x 3'h produced by 30 artists, creators, and volunteers.

  • Each work has its own unique visual story.

  • Bikes have rotated in 19 businesses (November 2015-present)

  • Bikes are for sale: $500/each (50% proceeds for artist and rest to 2nd phase).

  • Two bikes have been sold and where 1 bike was retired. The rest of the bikes are currently displayed at various businesses through the City of Johnson City.

  • Gallery of bikes below.

  • Additionally, a fund raiser was created for the City of Johnson City’s public schools. All of the K-12th teachers were invited to participate and lead their art classes in producing a designed art “bicycle” piece using a real and recycled bicycle wheel as a base of their work (see photos below). Six schools participated and where the work was displayed and auctioned during the last YUM-YUM: The Power of the Bite fund raiser. 100% proceeds went to the school’s participating art programs.

PHASE 2: Bicycle-inspired PUBLIC WORK OF ART

  • A public work of art slated for Veteran's Park - next to South Side Elementary School - located in the culturally diverse Tree Streets Neighborhood in Johnson City, TN. This is Johnson City’s first public work of art in a neighborhood and first kinetic work in the city.

  • A $14,500 artist fee has been raised for the 3-D Bicycle-Inspired Public Work of Art.

  • DONATE HERE: All donations are tax deductible.


Thanks to Dick Nelson of Nelson Fine Art Center, friends, family, in-kind and fiscal donors for your support.