Bicycle part lamp by BICAS Collective Member Carlyn Arteaga, 2019
Due to safety concerns, as well as limited resources and capacity during COVID times, our staff and board have collectively decided to push back this year’s auction to a date to be announced in early 2021. We will notify the public of a final date in early January with at least three months notice given to artists. In the meantime, stay tuned for at least one COVID-safe event to be held by BICAS this December, and hold onto your incredible art for next year!
If you are looking for salvage parts to create next year’s pieces, BICAS is now selling on Etsy. Visit our shop for art parts, gifts or merchandise to support us through our partial closure. We are also working on a series of online art workshops and invite you to check out our archived classes here. We miss you, Tucson- Keep the light on!
Love, peace & bicycle grease,
“Martha, what is the most exciting part to you about making recycled art with parts from BICAS?”
For me, the most exciting part about making recycled art is the treasure hunt. I never know what’s going into the finished piece because I’m still looking for the parts.
“What are your favorite parts to use in salvage projects?”
My favorite bike parts to use are disc brake rotors, chainrings, and freewheel cogs.
“What do you hope to make next?”
My next project will be incorporating a chainring into a house number sculpture for my gate. I have other ideas too but haven’t designed or built anything yet.
“How are you nurturing your everyday creativity during the pandemic?”
I’m upping my culinary and home brewing games. In the past few weeks, I’ve been learning how to make mesquite biscuits, pizza, and apple soft drink. I’ve also added beer to my fermentation repertoire.
Awesome photos above are from Martha’s incredible salvage creation made from BICAS parts and other found objects! Check out Martha’s newly-launched website at http://www.westernskycommunications.com, then visit the BICAS Etsy Shop to purchase some salvage parts of your own. Parts are available for shipping or at-store pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BICAS is always seeking talented, committed candidates. If you think you could thrive in a job that is meaningful, community-driven, challenging, and creative, please see www.bicas.org/jobs for job descriptions and further application instructions. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Bicas mechanic in bicycle-themed protective facemask holds onto handlebars
BICAS switches to Monsoon Summer Hours on July 8th
June 23rd, 2020
As the Tucson summer heats up and Monsoon season rolls in, BICAS will be shifting our open hours to earlier in the day to help everyone beat the heat.
Monsoon Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM
Summer holiday break – BICAS will be closed June 29th – July 5th
Bike repairs taken in this week, June 24th – 27th, can expect a delay in repair time due to the Summer Holiday Break next week. As always we will complete your repairs as quickly as possible and call you when your bike is ready. Thank you for your support and understanding.