FotoFest Bike Scramble ArtCrawl 2014

Get into gear (pun completely intended) for the FotoFest Bike Scramble ArtCrawl 2014. FotoFest International and ArtCrawl Houston first teamed up in 2010 and are teaming up again to offer Houstonians the chance to see the city’s art from the seat of a bicycle. Jennifer Ward, associate curator and exhibitions coordinator for FotoFest, tells us, “The majority of the artist studios in the Warehouse District are not open to the public, and on this one day, they collectively open their doors and invite the city in for the ArtCrawl.”

The FotoFest Bike Scramble is about discovery, says Ward. “It’s about discovery of art, artists and the city itself. On the seat of a bicycle, it is an entirely different experience. You experience the city from a different perspective,” she says. Participants can expect to cover approximately ten to 15 miles on a mostly flat route. Bikers visit six to seven venues, spending about 15 minutes at each venue meeting the artists and viewing art. There’s also a break for lunch at the Houston Food Truck Park.

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The FotoFest Bike Scramble Art Crawl starts at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street. For information, call 713-223-5522 or visit 2014biennial.fotofest.org. Free.
Sat., Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 2014

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