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Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds. The Santa Monica Museum of Art’s third annual Tour da Arts bike event invites you to 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 of bicycle bells.
Stop 1 – ART (Noon – 2 pm)SMMoA Tour da Arts
Santa Monica Museum of Art art workshop, exhibitions, and mini-festival
Spoke Card Art Workshop: make an original spoke card for your bike. FREE for SMMoA members: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 for non-members: click here to purchase tickets.
See SMMoA exhibitions: Marco Brambilla: The Dark Lining; Simmons & Burke: In Media(s) Res, Media(s) in Res; and Park Studio: State of Mind.
Enjoy our cycling culture mini-fest:
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 and Mandoline Grill.
Bicycle Bell Ensemble
Stop 2 – DANCE (between 3 – 4 pm)Broad Stage
The Broad Stage world music and dance
Arrive at The Broad Stage – Experience a performance by Global Motion, a group dedicated to educating, preserving, and performing world dance. www.thebroadstage.com
Stop 3 – MUSIC (between 4 – 6 pm) Jazz on the Lawn, City Hall
Santa Monica City Hall presents Jazz on the Lawn with The Electones
Peddle and settle on the garden of Santa Monica City Hall to listen and enjoy Jazz on the Lawn with The Electones.
Return to SMMoA and perform in the Bicycle Bell Ensemble
Complete the ride by participating in a closing collaborative performance with the Bicycle Bell Ensemble led by artist Patrick Miller, Sister Mantos, Télématique, and David Semien.
All stops will last about 30 minutes. Full bike route is approximately 7 miles at an easy pace. Snacks and refreshments provided by Whole Foods Santa Monica, Clif Bar, O.N.E. Coconut Water, and IZZE.
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