The creativity of Clintonians, including artists and designers by trade, as well as those who are inclined towards the use of whimsical ideas in artistic endeavors, is evident to the viewer of the Bikes of Olde Towne. A public art installation project of Main Street Clinton, numerous artistic bicycles dot the sidewalks of Olde Towne and the Clinton Parkway. Some invoke laughter, while others recount the past or give vision for the future. All are delightful and add character to our city.
At its inception in 2008, the Main Street Clinton program adopted a logo featuring a yellow cruiser bike – a nod to a relaxed lifestyle and to reintroduce downtown as a destination. Since that time, a concerted effort has been made to incorporate bikes as a design element in the community’s landscape. In the spring of 2015, Phase I of the project saw the first nine bikes installed, and, later, seven bikes were added in Phase II.
Main Street Clinton Design Committee co-chairs George Ewing and Fran Nixon are pleased to announce Phase III of the ongoing project.
Fran expressed, “Both George and I are thrilled to be a part of this great project. The bike art has added so much personality to our community, and we hope to continue to bring more great pieces to the town.”
Interested participants should complete an application that requires a sketch of the proposed design accompanied by descriptive details. The selection of designs to be implemented is by committee review.
Those awarded a bike project will supply materials and manpower to carry out their design, while the bike to be refurbished is provided. Applications are available at mainstreetclintonms.com or at the Main Street office inside the Olde Towne Depot 281 East Leake Street. For additional information, call the Main Street office at 601-924-5472.