First there were fish.  Then there were frogs.  Now… Bike Racks?!

The Erie Art Museum is thrilled to announce the newest public art project to hit the streets of Erie.  The Erie Art Museum is partnering with community organizations to install 40 artistic and functional artist-designed bike racks in Erie.  The initial 40 will be installed in downtown Erie, with plans to expand the installation area soon after.  These bike racks will range anywhere from object-shaped racks (google “artistic bike racks” for examples) to beautifully crafted abstract forms (like the bike rack outside the Art Museum).   This public art project will not only serve the cycling community, but will also add color and interest to downtown Erie, build civic pride, and connect the arts with the community.  Additionally, the project encourages bicycling, and addresses issues of transportation, recreation, health, well-being, and environmental awareness.

Partner with the Museum, the City of Erie, the Erie Downtown Partnership, Fortis Institute, Gannon University, the YMCA of Greater Erie, Sustainability Coordinators from Mercyhurst and Behrend, and other community agencies along with bicycling enthusiasts and to bring this project to fruition!

Like the GoFish! and LeapFrog! projects, the designs will be original and non-commercial.  This ensures that the project is about community rather than commerce (although both will benefit) and that your donation is tax deductible.  Rest assured that the bike rack designs will conform to national standards for functionality and safety.  Installation is scheduled for summer 2012!

Click here to download the Bike Rack sponsorship form.

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Dobbs, Director of Development, at 814.459.5477 or jennifer@erieartmuseum.org.

The Bike Rack project will have a highly significant visual impact on the entire community.  Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of it!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Erie Insurance, Erie Community Foundation, Perry 200 Celebration, Pedal for the Planet (Mercyhurst University), and the Erie County Convention Center Authority; and the Museum’s project partners: Erie Downtown Partnership and the City of Erie.

Production sponsors include: Gene Davis Steel, American Tinning & Galvanizing, Advanced Finishing USA, and Austin Concrete.

 

Bike Rack Project Sponsor Packages

Roadster Package - $10,000 (includes all listed below)

  • Recognition as lead sponsor
  • Company name and logo at unveiling
  • Opportunity for remarks at unveiling
  • Recognition and logo in official Bike Rack Project guide distributed by downtown partners and all print advertising
  • Acknowledgment in all publicity and public relations efforts
  • Introduction and acknowledgements of representatives at events
  • Click through logo on website and social media sites
  • Logo on any media and promotional pieces (programs, posters, invites, etc.)

Touring Package – $5,000 (includes all listed below)

  • Recognition at unveiling
  • Recognition and logo in official Bike Rack Project guide distributed by downtown partners and all print advertising
  • Logo on any media and promotional pieces (programs, posters, invites, etc.)
  • Click through logo on website
  • Acknowledgement of representative at events

Mountain Package – $2,500 (includes all items listed below)

  • Recognition and logo in official Bike Rack Project guide distributed by downtown partners and all print advertising
  • Acknowledgment at events and unveiling
  • Logo on any media and promotional pieces (programs, posters, invites, etc.)
  • Click through logo on website

Tandem Package – $1,500 (includes all items listed below)

  • Recognition in official Bike Rack Project guide distributed by downtown partners and all print advertising
  • Acknowledgement at events and unveiling
  • Logo on website

BMX Package – $1,000 (includes all items listed below)

  • Acknowledgment at events and unveiling
  • Listing in official Bike Rack Project guide distributed by downtown partners
  • Logo on website

Unicycle Package – $500 (includes all items listed below)

  • Listing in official Bike Rack Project guide distributed by downtown partners
  • Acknowledgement at events and unveiling
  • Company name on website