INDIANAPOLIS – Sun King Brewing Company has partnered with ZIPP SPEED WEAPONRY, the Stutz Arts Association, and PRIZM Art Supply for the inaugural reCYCLE pARTS, community bicycle art project benefiting local charities, Freewheelin’ Community Bikes and INDYCOG and International charity, World Bike Relief.
On Friday, March 1st, 2013, inaugural reCYCLE pARTS opening will take place at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery featuring 19 local artists. The event coincides with 1st Friday art events around the city and is the first of its kind in Indiana. Artists were given the creative license to construct art pieces out of recycled bike parts donated by our sponsor ZIPP and non-profit organization Freewheelin’ Community Bikes. Artists had 2 months to create and submit their pieces to a jury of sponsors and event partners for selection. The selected pieces will be displayed and for sale at the show opening with 30% of sales donated to charity.
“Our mission at Sun King is ‘Improving the lives of Hoosiers one pint at a time’ and this event exemplifies that goal. Helping put this one of a kind event together has allowed us to engage so many organizations and people in central Indiana and we’re excited to share it with everyone!” – Clay Robinson, Owner/Brewer
About Sun King Brewing Company
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends– Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers–the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations around central Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions.
About Freewheelin’ Community Bikes
Freewheelin’ is a 501(c)3 youth development organization that uses bicycles in many ways to capture kids’ interest, engage them in activities that teach them life skills, good health habits and leadership. The heart of the program and most often the entry point is our Earn-a-Bike program in which youth who are between the ages of 10 and 18 come in and work with a teaching mentor to learn basic bike mechanic skills, along with life skills such as delayed gratification, perseverance, problem-solving, focus and accountability. When they finish the program, they have earned their own bike (which they have chosen from our collection of donated bikes and fixed up), a lock, a helmet and the right to progress into a leadership role.
INDYCOG began as a blog in February 2009 with the goal of celebrating and promoting cycling in Indianapolis and providing a common ground for all types of cyclists to gather. In February of 2010, they began to position their organization as Indy’s only bicycle education and advocacy group. In November of that year, INDYCOG acquired a 501c3 non-profit status. Mission statement: “We believe that the stronger our community, the more apparent our message and our needs as cyclists become, the more likely our needs will be met by our city.”
About World Bike Relief
World Bicycle Relief was founded in 2005 by F.K. Day and Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami. World Bicycle Relief partnered with aid organizations on the ground in Sri Lanka to distribute over 24,000 bicycles to aid the rebuilding of lives by providing access to education and healthcare and reconnecting workers to their livelihood.
Today, World Bicycle Relief is working across transforming individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles. World Bicycle Relief Buffalo Bicycles are granted through work-to-own or study-to-own programs or purchased by non government organiztions, corporations or individuals in need of reliable transportation in order to reach clean water, education, healthcare, markets and jobs. To date, World Bicycle Relief has provided over 120,000 bicycles and trained over 200 field mechanics.
Zipp Speed Weaponry serves a select group of elite companies and athletes, globally located and committed to bicycle and wheelchair competition. Zipp meets customer’s needs for the highest performance, superlative quality components through innovative design and manufacturing utilizing the best material and technology available. Zipp’s company is built on mutual respect, delivery on promise and fastidious attention to manufacturing details. They do this by providing exceptional customer service and aggressive marketing, supporting distribution through dedicated dealers, distributors, OE’s and direct sales. Market share growth is achieved through continuous product and process improvement, adding new products, additional categories and expanding the distribution channels.
About Stutz Arts Association
The Stutz Arts Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization of over 80 artists with studios in the historic Stutz Building in Indianapolis, IN. The organization sponsors 2 Resident Artist studios every year, supports the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, hosts the Annual Stutz Open House, and much more! In the Fall of 2012, the Raymond James Stutz Gallery expanded from 900 fee to 1,500, adding a room with natural light and nearly doubling in exhibition space.