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Bike Fun Fest celebrates two-wheeled living

Artist and mural project coordinator Danielle Fodor chats with Jim Webb, a photographer from Roseville, on Thursday at Third and F streets. A street party to celebrate completion of the mural is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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From page A1 | August 13, 2013 |

Bike Fun Fest, a street party to celebrate Davis’ first community bike mural, is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday along Third Street between E and F streets. Live music, do-it-yourself bicycle and helmet decorating and free art activities are planned. Families also can pick up back-to-school bike safety information.

The event is co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center and Paint Bike Fun.

Mayor Joe Krovoza will cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of the mural that has been painted on the north side of Wheelworks, at Third and F streets, at 10:45 a.m.. Local bands Whole Earth Family Jam and The Hoots will play from 10 a.m. to noon and Dilly Dally the Clown will make balloon bicycles for the kids.

There also will be face-painting, giant chalk drawings and make-your-own bike panniers. Activities will be hosted by the city of Davis’ Street Smarts program and Ride Walk Davis, Davis Bicycles!, Cool Davis and the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program.

The Bike Fun Fest will celebrate the completion of more than four months of work on the Bike Fun mural, a whimsical, colorful painting. A multi-generational process, the mural was inspired by drawings from children in the community.

Artist Danielle Fodor led the community design and paint process to celebrate Davis’ most treasured pastime, cycling. This mural marks the launch of her multi-city public art project, Paint Bike Fun, which uses community murals to involve children in creating bike culture while painting vibrant, fun-filled public monuments to cycling.

More than 50 community artists — children and adults, novice painters and professionals — contributed to the mural, which highlights all things local, from sunflower fields to our bicycle police.

“This mural is special because there have been so many hands in the making of it,” said Cynthia Guerrero, one of the many community members who helped paint the mural, which is full of tiny surprises and nods to our local culture.

The mural is a collaboration between Paint Bike Fun and the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art Program. Additional support for the project was provided by Genentech, the city of Davis Street Smarts program, Ride Walk Davis, Davis Downtown and the James Irvine Foundation.

Volunteers are still needed for Saturday’s event. For more information on Paint Bike Fun or to volunteer, go to paintbikefun.com or email daniellefodor@gmail.com.

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