A Tale of 2 Maker Faires and 1 Fire Tornado

October was a busy month for our Urban Art Bikers. The kids from The Bethlehem Center attended Maker Faire Atlanta where they received a lot of positive feedback from thousands of attendees that stopped to try out their art bikes. The students also received three exhibit of merit awards for their creations. All in all, Atlanta’s Maker Faire had 30,000 people in attendance over the two day event.

The following week, we were back in Chattanooga where kids from The Bethlehem Center and two of our Glass Street Students participated and shared their creations with a crowd of 2,200. Also on exhibit was Art 120’s first collaborative art piece with the community, Mr. Twister Fire Tornado. A big thanks to Siskin Steel for supplying all the metal and board member, Conrad Tengler for stepping up to the challenge along with artist Andrew Nigh, Mike Harrison, and Bryan Dyer. People really seemed to enjoy the sculpture and we will continue to work as a team to figure out our next steps with this really cool, bike powered piece.

NEXT STOP: Mainx24!