Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August WTF - 8/31 and Extra September WTFs!!!

*WTF?!* Women/Transgender*queer/Femmes at the Bike Kitchen.

Open to all who've had gender/homophobia be a barrier to accessing bike mechanics, WTF night is a space at SF's community bike shop where volunteer mechanics help you fix or
build your own bike. The Bike Kitchen has tools, stands, and used parts for most of your repair and bike maintenance needs!

Last Mondays!
at the Bike Kitchen
$5-10 sliding scale or join for the year $40-100
no one turned away for lack of funds.

and introducing Friday WTFs in September!
Sept 11th and 25th 6-9pm.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bike Kitchen Seeks Artists for Mural!


The Bike Kitchen is seeking artists interested in designing and painting a mural near our new shop at 18th and Florida. The mural design could reflect the values of CELL Space and The Bike Kitchen, bikes, community, volunteerism, and the DIY spirit. It might also include contact and other info about the BK because our spot can be a bit tricky to find. Through out the design process, the artist will to work with the input of the BK and the final design must be approved by CELL Space.

To apply to be our muralist, you should:
- Write a short statement about your design and work style and how you work with the input of communities.
- Estimate a time line to complete the entire project.
- Supply a link to your website or attachments of your previous work.
- An actual mural design is NOT required.
- An idea of what your design might look like: themes you might include, images, ideas, or how you would develop it with the BK's input.

Mural details to consider in your proposal:
- A brush mural is preferred.
- The space consists of a large wooden panel with the option to expand to the surrounding concrete. The size for the wooden panel is about 13'-2"w x 6'-7"h. The concrete wall below this panel that can be painted or left open for graffiti piece is 13'2"w and about 4'h. There is also a small strip of concrete on the left-hand side that is about a foot wide.
- If the mural ever needs to come down in the future, the wood panels could be removed and rehung else where.
- The mural will be located on CELL Space and can be found on a Google map street view of 652 Florida. The wood panels will cover most of the windows which have the man with the bowler hat painted on them. From the Florida Street entrance to the BK, this is across the street and just to the left.

Please direct questions and submit your proposal to eganjaline@gmail.com

thanks, angel