Salt Lake City, July 1 – Earlier last week, Craft Lake City and GREENbike held a press conference at the UCAIR GREENbike station next to Pioneer Park. The Craft Lake City community GREENbike was unveiled and a two-year partnership was announced with. This unique, custom-colored bicycle was designed by Courtney Blair, Craft Lake City’s graphic artist. It features a brightly colored frame with stand-out decals.
“We’ve been working with GREENBike since their inception. We’ve hosted them at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and we’ve provided GREENBike passes to our contractors and volunteers as a team perk, ” says Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City, regarding the partnership between Craft Lake City and GREENbike. “It is with great joy that we announce the next step in our partnership history—The Craft Lake City GREENBike! Every time the Craft Lake City bike is ridden, GREENbike and SelectHealth will donate $1 to Craft Lake City.”
District 4 City Council member Ana Valdamoros was one of the first to take a quick spin on the bike. “I’m so proud of the District 4 work these three “Unicorn” nonprofits do—Craft Lake City, SLC Bike Share and Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR), ” says Council Member Valdamoros. “Thank you for your commitment to cleaner air and elevating the creative culture of Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Go get on the new unicorn green bike and a $1 will be donated to the Craft Lake City festival happening August 9-11!”
UCAIR Executive Director, Thom Carter spoke of the many ways in which Craft Lake City works hard to incorporate sustainability into their annual DIY Festival Sustainable such as the Craft Lake City DIY Festival’s ban on plastic bags.
GREENbike Executive Director, Ben Bolte remarked on the importance of supporting local artists and technology enthusiasts by not only riding the Craft Lake City GREENbike but also by attending the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival in its new location at the Utah State Fairpark on August 9, 10 and 11.
Thank you to all those who attended and spoke at the event including:
Angela H. Brown, Executive Director Craft Lake City
Ben Bolte, Executive Director GREENbike
Ana Valdemoros, City Council District 4
Thom Carter, Executive Director UCAIR
The Craft Lake City GREENbike is now in circulation! Jump on when you see it docked at any GREENbike station and $1 will be donated to Craft Lake City.
About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.
Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 11th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is presented by Harmons. The DIY Festival is funded in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and through support from the Salt Lake City Corporation, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Dominion Energy, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, and The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.
GREENbike, SLC’s non-profit bike share, connects downtown office workers, visitors and residents with employment centers, transit stops and popular destinations for food, drink and entertainment. The program serves as a mechanism to improve community health, air quality and increase the use of existing transit infrastructure. GREENbike is a non-profit, public/private partnership between Salt Lake City, Visit Salt Lake, the Wasatch Front Regional Council, UTA, SelectHealth and other private sponsors.