Art Spin is a ride during the last thursday of each summer month. The ride goes between different venues and galleries, and the presence of music along the way is also a feature. I’ve been wanting to go on one of these rides for a while, but Thursdays have always been difficult. Today was my first chance to ride along. Quite a crowd was gathered at MacGregor Park, near College and Lansdowne. I’d say at least 500 people showed up on a lovely summer evening.
Martin and his crew at Hoopdriver Bicycles watch us go by.
The second site was St. Anne’s Anglican Church. We all crowded in to hear an improvised piece for voice, electric guitar, trombone, violin and drum kit. I’m sorry but I did not get the name of the group performing. Before the mini-concert, we were told a little about the church. The interior artwork was done by a couple of people who would end up being part of the Group of Seven.
We ended up on a lawn near an old parking garage, and we heard some music and theatre from Bluemouth.
Our next stop was on Dufferin, just north of Queen. Here there wasn’t a lot of space for parking. Everyone filed into the building to see a video installation. It was a little too claustrophobic for me, so I just peeked in from the street.
Once we reached the final spot and people started to park, I had to peel off to go home a little early. A very enjoyable spin around town, and the weather was just right. Thanks to the organizers for putting this all together. I also enjoyed riding with a crowd that was a bit different than I usually see at Critical Mass.
Update: the official recap is here.