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Support BICAS, Pick Up Locally-Made Upcycled Gifts!

Looking for locally-made gifts AND a way to support Tucson’s 501(c)(3) bicycle education and recycling center? Look no further for a wide variety of gifts available for local pickup through early next week at etsy.com/shop/bicasart. Use the coupon code ‘SHOPLOCAL’ at checkout to shop online and pick up at-store with all shipping fees waived. See you on N. 7th Ave to scoop up your one-of-a-kind holiday finds, and thank you in advance for supporting BICAS!

BICAS Candle, Candle Holder, and Wall Hook ($6, $8 and $8)

Little to Non-Rusted Used Chains for Art ($4 for set of 2)

BICAS Loteria Tote Bag ($12)

Welded Salvage Mask Rack by Car Arteaga ($35)

Dragoon Brewing Company Pint Glass and BICAS Dad Cap ($5 and $28)

 

Posted December 19th, 2020

2020 Mini-Auction Kickoff Video

Collective member and part-time Auctioneer Jesus is here to welcome you to our 2020 mini-auction, featuring a wide array of salvage bicycle art by our staff and board. Instructions on how to bid at www.bicas.org/art-auction. Auction link at www.ebay.com/usr/bicasbikes. All proceeds go to BICAS, a worker self-directed 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Video by our amazing WTF Coordinator Shruti Kaul.

Y’all ready?!

Video Closed Captioning: 

“Attention! Come one and come all to the 2020 BICAS Staff Mini-Auction. COVID has whooped us all in the you-know-where but one but we are gonna have our auction whatever way we can.

 

We have some charming folk at this here bike collective and of course they can twist a wrench or two. But! ..can they use those hands to whip up something beautiful that isn’t a sleek single speed?

 

Of course they can! Our greasy mechanics have a tender touch and eye for salvage art. You’ll see.

 

Now our selection for today are plentiful and mighty fine. You wanna know what’s on the menu? Well that’s what I’m here for.

 

Today we’ve got

Barrio Casita by Mel Dominguez

Is it Over? By Jreems Kmchroo

Barrio Cruising Print by Mel Dominguez

BICAS 2020 by Emma Muir

Blue Chain Danglies by Hattie Houser

Childhood Memories by Jesus

Desert Sunset by Colin Holmes

Dzidze’doo nizhoni yoo’  by AMG

Enter Stage Right by Sebastian Kind

Fish Stories by Carlyn Arteaga

Hanging Chain Lamp by Ellie Kaszniak

Larrea Tridentata by Linus

Lunar Landscape by Adam Frumhoff

Monsoon Love by Kristin McRay

Remember Spirit Bird by Gavin Troy

Sol Mate by Clifford Ludeña

Spinning Closet Organizer by Clel

Stop Me Oh Stop Me by Andrea Burke

Tassel Key Chains by Miro Gutierrez

The Bliss of Flying Through the Wind by Tyler McCullough

The Rubber by Arjuna

Yoo’disxosih by AMG

 

And let the bidding begin! Where is everybody?

 

*crickets*

 

See you online!”

Posted Dec 6, 2020

Auction runs until 9PM MST Dec 12, 2020

 

Racheal Rios Auction T-Shirt Interview

 

We loved getting to interview local artist Racheal Rios (@rachealrios on Instagram) this past week! Racheal describes her love for BICAS that went into her fabulous 2020 Mini-Auction t-shirt design. Thank you Racheal for your shout-out to BICAS essential services, which have allowed us to re-imagined the way that we engage with and learn alongside the community in assisting with equitable transportation for all. Purchase Racheal’s shirt and BICAS shirt by staff artist Jreems Kmchroo (@jreemskmchroo on Instagram) at https://shop.creamforever.com/collections/bicas-bicycle-inter-community-art-salvage-, and, don’t forget to check out our mini-auction on eBay from this Sunday, Dec 6 at 9AM MST – Saturday Dec 12 at 9PM MST!! More information at www.bicas.org/art-auction! Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Pre-Order 2020 BICAS T-Shirts Today!

Visit https://shop.creamforever.com/collections/bicas-bicycle-inter-community-art-salvage to pre-order your handprinted shirt(s) today! We are grateful to Tucson print shop CREAM for the collaboration. One of our shirts is specific to our 2020 mini-auction and designed by local artist and friend Racheal Rios, and the other is a general BICAS shirt designed by our very own staff member Jreems Kmchroo! Pre-order shirts until December 7 on the link above, then order the same shirts live throughout December into the new year! Shipping fees apply or you can stop by BICAS to purchase your shirt after December 7. More information can be found in the first link above or by emailing art@bicas.org. Thank you in advance for supporting us through the pandemic and beyond with your shirt purchase!