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Urban Expeditions: Tour da ART + Cause for Creatvity Workshop

4:26 PM PDT on August 5, 2009

Bring your family and friends of all ages and pedal on over to the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Saturday, August 22 for a special hands-on art-making workshop and cultural bike tour of Santa Monica arts venues, with special programming at each stop. Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts also includes food and drinks along the way.

The bike tour, led by C.I.C.L.E.'s Urban Expeditions' ride team, consists of a leisurely 8-mile loop throughout the city of Santa Monica. Beginning at SMMoA, the tour will make its first stop at The Broad Stage and continue on to the Miles Playhouse. From there, bikers will travel to the 18th Street Arts Center and then back to SMMoA. The tour will proceed at a slow, social pace and obey all traffic laws. All levels are welcome!

Event Schedule

1-2 pm: Registration at SMMoA

2-4 pm: Workshop Make original bike flags to wave your creativity to the world!

4-5 pm: Bike check-up Get your tires checked, attach your new bike flag, enjoy snacks provided by Whole Foods, and indulge in a made-to-order ice cream sandwich by Coolhaus.

5-8:30 pm: Urban Expeditions bike tour led by C.I.C.L.E. A guided bike tour to some of Santa Monica's most exciting arts venues, featuring live music, artist studio visits, and exhibition tours.

Stop 1: Santa Monica Museum of Art: Enjoy the current exhibitions and

participate in the bike flag workshop

Stop 2: The Broad Stage: Musical performance and site tour

Stop 3: Miles Playhouse: Dance Hall with Big Cats Swing Band

Stop 4: 18th Street Arts Center: Tour of exhibition Post-American L.A. with

curator Pilar Tompkins and interactive workshop with project room artist Sandra de la Loza Return to the Santa Monica Museum of Art: SMMoA will stay open until 8 pm.

What to Bring: A bicycle in good running order or pre-register to rent a bicycle at SMMoA through Perry's Bike Rental (see below). Limited supply of free bike rentals available. First-come, first-served. All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 9 are recommended to be on a tag-along, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device.

Bike Rentals: Reserve a FREE bike and helmet through Perry's Bike Rental by emailing Email reservations must be received by August 20th with "SMMoA" in the subject header. Please specify Adult Male, Adult Female, or Child with approximate age and/or height in email.

Participation in the bike tour is FREE. The bike flag workshop is FREE for SMMoA members and $5 for non-members. Pre-register at and click on "Buy Event Tickets" or contact Asuka Hisa, Director of Education, at 310.586.6488 x118 or e-mail

Lead organizing partner C.I.C.L.E.'s mission is to educate and inspire individuals to drive less and ride more safely and confidently. C.I.C.L.E. has organized large-scale Urban

Expeditions and Art Rides in Los Angeles and, notably, in the City of Pasadena.

Tour da Arts is part of the museum's highly acclaimed Cause for Creativity workshop series in which the Santa Monica Museum of Art encourages everyone to "make art and make a difference."

Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts is supported by the City of Santa Monica, HBO, C.I.C.L.E., and Whole Foods Market Santa Monica. In-kind support is provided by Perry's Bike Rental, Y Water, IZZE, CLIF BAR, REI, Bikerowave, and Coolhaus. Special thanks to venue partners: The Broad Stage, Miles Memorial Playhouse, and 18th Street Arts Center.

For further information please contact Miranda Carroll at 310.586.6488 x123, or

About the Santa Monica Museum of Art
Through its exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, SMMoA fosters diversity, innovation, and discovery in contemporary art-local, national, and international. The Museum celebrates: expanding boundaries; exploring individual differences; enhancing public knowledge of art; and broadening the art experience. SMMoA is a collection of ideas.

GRACIE: at the Santa Monica Museum of Art
GRACIE is SMMoA's retail store. A multifunctional shop/storage/installation conceived by artist and architect Allan Wexler, GRACIE offers an inspired selection of books and merchandise that reflects the Museum's unique mission. GRACIE is named in honor of Board Member and former President Laura Donnelley (aka Gracie), a visionary patron of the arts and SMMoA muse. Shopping at GRACIE is now available online at

Location, Hours, Admission
SMMoA is located at Bergamot Station, Building G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, closed Sundays, Mondays, and all legal holidays. Suggested donation: $5; $3 for seniors and students. For further information about exhibitions and programs, please call 310.586.6488 or visit our new website at

Santa Monica Museum of Art: independent, eclectic,

adventurous, versatile, pluralistic, experimental, provocative

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