eatART’s pedal- and solar-powered dance party

Bike to the VAG this Sunday for eatART's off-the-grid dance party.

Credit: Hilary Henegar

Thunder thighs and sunshine power eatART’s annual dance party/fundraiser at the Vancouver Art Gallery this Sunday


Dance party! Sunday, June 27, 2010, nine teams of four kick their thunder thighs into high gear at eatART Powers the VAG 2010, a fundraiser slash pedal- and solar-powered day of fun in the sun!


Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks (and maybe even some discreetly packed spiked lemonade) and jam out to Vancouver’s favourite electro duo Love & Electrik and DJs Love Dancing, eatART’s Matthew Johnson and Leigh Christie, CPU Club‘s Brad Winter, Dave Knill, Saul Brown and more!

    >> PHOTOS from last year’s fundraiser: eatART’s bike-powered dance party at the VAG


From 1–2 p.m.: Come cheer me on as I contribute my cranks to the effort! I’ll be the one in the short-shorts and cape on the stationary bike generating mega watts to power the sound system!

GET INVOLVED: Support eatART and Mondo Spider

I’m also still accepting pledges so if you have $5, $10, $20 bucks to spare, consider donating to a great organization: eatART is an art laboratory and collective that explores alternative energy through large-scale, kinetic and robotic sculptures like the notorious MONDO SPIDER!

Donate here: Hilary’s Giving Page on CanadaGives


Update, June 24, 2010:

Vancouver Design Nerds launch the Gramorail Project at eatART fundraiser

How exciting! The Vancouver Design Nerds have announced they’ll be launching their current art and community engineering project, the Gramorail Project, at Sunday’s eatART fundraiser! 


The Gramorail is a gramophone and pedal-powered railway parade to be deployed on Vancouver’s disused railway lines, including the Arbutus Corridor, in conjunction with a public celebration. A portable party!