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Pedal Craft Volume Three Brings Bikes, Art, and Building Community to Downtown Phoenix, Oct. 25
Pedal Craft Volume Three is coming to downtown Phoenix to merge the talented local design community and the growing urban bicycle scene. The one night celebration will feature hundreds of bicyclists, a bicycle-themed poster show, several partner booths, and a guided night bike ride of downtown Phoenix. Pedal Craft will take place on Friday, October 25, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at monOrchid art gallery, 214 East Roosevelt Street. Admission is free.
View the gallery of photos from the inaugural Pedal Craft, the exhibition at Phoenix City Hall and Volume 2.
Fifteen local graphic designers will show their original bicycle-themed poster artwork, available for sale for $30 per poster. Poster purchasers will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a Pedal Craft-themed bicycle from State Bicycle Co. (valued at $400). A percentage of the proceeds from the poster show will be donated to The Welcome to America Project, a non-profit organization that creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees.
At the pop-up park adjacent to monOrchid, bike parking valet will be provided by Phoenix Spokes People and Valley Metro. Music will be spinning throughout the evening in the pop-up park. At 9 p.m., Phoenix Spokes People will lead a ride throughout downtown stopping at interesting spots along the way, including the Pedal Craft mural on the side of Eye Lounge at 419 East Roosevelt Street (a perfect spot for a group selfie).
Pedal Craft is part of Phoenix Design Week, October 18-25. Now in its fifth year, Phoenix Design Week welcomes hundreds of designers from across the country to participate in dozens of events and exhibitions, culminating in a two-day conference of inspirational keynotes at the new Arizona Opera Center, 1636 North Central Ave. In addition to Phoenix Design Week and AIGA, sponsors and community partners of Pedal Craft include: AZ Fixed, AZ Pro, Bicycle Cellar, Continental Shift, Critical Mass, Cycle Hop, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Evans Churchill Community Association, Hall of Frames, Heavy Pedal, Lost Creature, Momentum Magazine, MonOrchid, New Belgium Brewing, Phoenix Spokes People, PHX Bike, Roosevelt Row CDC, Slippery Pig Bike Shop, State Bicycle Co., Social Station, Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Tour de Tavern, Urban Initiatives, and Valley Metro.
For more information about Pedal Craft, visit pedalcraftphx.com; for Phoenix Design Week, visit phxdw.com; for The Welcome to America Project, visit wtap.org, and for Phoenix Spokes People, visit phoenixspokespeople.org.