Beloved sculpture Forever Bicycles, by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, is set to depart Austin soon. May 15 is your last chance to enjoy it! Read on for details about a free public concert and farewell celebration…
Brought to Austin by a partnership between the Waller Creek Conservancy and The Contemporary Austin, Forever Bicycles has been on display at Waller Creek since June 2017. Located along the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, the dizzying sculpture made of over 1,200 bicycles has impressed locals and tourists alike for nearly two years, making it a favorite to show off on social media.
If you haven’t made it down to see this in person yet, we really encourage you to GO CHECK IT OUT! The last day to visit Forever Bicycles will be May 15, and the whole community is invited stop by on May 11 for a family-friendly outdoor concert as a way to bid goodbye.
Join Waller Creek Conservancy and KMFA Classical 89.5 for a free, outdoor exploration of music that celebrates National Bike Month. Steve Parker will lead a series of performances and interactive workshops that explore traditional and non-traditional music through unusual combinations of sound-makers including bicycles! Free and open to all. Here’s the schedule of events:
- 11 a.m. – Concert on the Creek: Forever Bicycles Begins
- 11:30 a.m. – Adam Bedell, Henna Chou, Steve Parker, and the UTSA Trombone Choir
- 12 – 1 p.m. – Sound-makers: Bicycles Workshop
- 1:30 p.m. – Adam Bedell, Henna Chou, Steve Parker, and the UTSA Trombone Choir
- 2 p.m. – Concert on the Creek Concludes
Waller Creek Conservancy is also teaming up with Bike Austin and Smart Trips Austin to organize a series bike rides to and from the concert. Click here to read much more about getting to and from on bike.
For more info, please visit www.wallercreek.org.