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Friday, April 4, 2014

Public Art Bike Rack Program - Vote for Your Favorite Bike Rack!

Voting Instructions:
Scroll through the design options below and you'll find the link to the survey located at the bottom of this page. One design can be selected for multiple locations: just pick the one you like. Voting will be open until 5:00pm, May 6, 2014. Please note, you may only vote once.


Bike Rack Pilot Program Photo


The Columbus Art Commission (CAC) has partnered with the Recreation and Parks Department, Department of Public Utilities and the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to install new public art bike racks at selected locations across the city. A total of nine bike racks, one per facility, will be fabricated and installed at the following locations (map link):

  • Barack Community Center, 580 E. Woodrow Ave., Columbus, OH 43207
  • Blackburn Community Center, 263 Carpenter Street, Columbus, OH 43205
  • Dodge Community Center, Park & Pool, 667 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205
  • Indian Mound Community Center, 3901 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207
  • Milo Grogan Community Center, 862 E. Second Street, Columbus, OH 43201
  • Tuttle Community Center, Park & Pool, 240 W. Oakland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43202
  • Westgate Community Center & Park, 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
  • Whetstone Community Center/Park & Park of Roses, 3923 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Department of Public Utilities, 910 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215

The designs were solicited in a call for proposals issued last year to professional artists living or working in Columbus. The proposals were reviewed for artistic merit by an artist selection panel seated by the CAC. From this artist call, a group of nine proposals were chosen for community review and selection.

Each of the selected design proposals has undergone a preliminary engineering review for constructability, safety and budget. Once the selections have been made they will be submitted to the Columbus Art Commission for final approval. The City will bid all of selected proposals together to retain a contractor to fabricate and install the art bike racks at locations selected by Recreation and Parks. The Department of Public Utilities will select the bike rack design for their facility.

Voting Instructions:
Scroll through the design options below and you'll find the link to the survey located at the bottom of this page. One design can be selected for multiple locations: just pick the one you like. Voting will be open until 5:00pm, May 6, 2014. Please note, you may only vote once.


Bike Rack Designs:

Dreaming Big 

Dreaming Big
Artist: ALTernative
Like a child, a trike always wants to be bigger. This design plays off this idea, enlarging a kid-size trike to become a bike rack. Powdered-coated metals will be used for its durability and low maintenance requirement. The structure of the enlarged trike can accommodate at least 4 bikes to park. Seating and planters are also incorporated to make it multifunctional. There is also space for signage to indicate names of different locations. For additional design information and background on the artist: More Info.

Visionary 

Visionary
Artist: ALTernative
Glasses make clearer visions. An enlarged pair of glasses inspires the community to see the future. The structure can easily accommodate 4 bikes or more and create interesting in-between spaces for people to interact with. A seemingly unrelated object to biking, the eyeglasses add to the surprise quality as an artwork. It is whimsical, playful and carries on with the pop art traditions to be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. For additional design information and background on the artist: More Info.
- See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/planning/publicart/bikeracks.aspx#sthash.GdCpg3p8.dpuf

See more at: http://www.columbus.gov/planning/publicart/bikeracks.aspx#sthash.GdCpg3p8.dpuf

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