ARTcycle is an exhibit of contemporary art, both local and international, that reflects the cycling issues of today. The ARTcycle 2015 theme is “cyclists matter,” and the exhibit aims to bring a clear public message that bicycling culture is important to Greater Miami. People cycle for transportation, exercise and leisure activity; and cycling yields many community benefits such as less pollution, less traffic congestion, a stronger sense of community, safer streets, improved accessibility, and economic gains. It is important for cyclists and motorists to be aware of the traffic laws in order for cars and bikes to safely share the road. ARTcycle aims to promote Awareness, Respect and Tolerance of bicyclists to motorists who are not accustomed to or educated in how to share the road with cyclists. The Coral Gables Museum seeks to ensure that the viewer leaves the exhibition understanding that cycling contributes positively to communities and should be embraced as a key component of positive urban development.
This year’s featured artists are: H. Allen Benowitz, Martin Casuso, Mariano Costa Peuser, Clara Echavarria, Axel Font, Tessie Globe, Danilo Gonzalez, Cristina De Guillot, Lauv Grosso, Holly A. Jones, Maria Carolina Keener, Rudolf Kohn, Teje La Araña, Beju Lejobart, Carolina Molina, Janet Mueller, Anabel Peicher, Maria Esther Quintana, Edgar Ramos, Gioconda Rojas, Raquel Rub, Benjamin Saint Maxent & Adrien Blanc, Alejandra Salazar, Cesar Santaló, Aida Tejada, Jasna Tomasevic, Antonio Ugarte, Arlette Varon, Lucy Varon, and Barbara de Vries.