The Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) presented its sixth annual cultural bike tour, Tour da Arts, vol. 6, on Sunday, August 24.  Tour da Arts participants explored the creative side of bicycle culture on a casual, nine-mile ride filled with art, music, and theater. Riders also experience Santa Monica as a car-free community, learning about the City’s bike lanes and other bike-friendly infrastructure from Tour da Arts’ ride leaders.  Complimentary bike rentals are also available from Perry’s Café and Rentals, while supplies last.


Tour da Arts, vol. 6 ran from noon to 5 pm, with stops at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, and John Adams Middle School.  Riders were dazzled by unique sights and sounds at each stop: a chromatically radiant exhibition of paintings by Robert Swain, a music and movement concert by artist-musician Anna Oxygen, an animated film with live shadow choreography by artist Miwa Matreyek, and excerpts from Bike Odyssey LA‘s adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.

View event photo highlights below!

Santa Monica Museum of Art’s event partners: Aika TradingBergamot Station Arts Center, LLC.Bike AttackBikerowave,C.I.C.L.E.City of Santa Monica Water Treatment ProgramCynergy CyclesHelen’s Cycles, John Adams Middle School, LA Metro, the Levi’s® Commuter WorkspaceLinus BikesLucy SportswearPeddler’s CreameryPerry’s Café and RentalsSanta Monica Bay Woman’s ClubSanta Monica SPOKE/LACBCYelp

In-kind sponsors: Whole Foods Market Venice and Clif Bar and Company.


Photos by Team Venice Paparazzi. for your next event!




2nd to left:  Asuka Hisa -Director of Education and Public Programs at Santa Monica Museum of Art with volunteers 


Gabe from Whole Foods Market Venice





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Tamara Henry -center

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Winners of the Linus bike raffle


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Click here for Tour da Arts’ facebook album on Venice Paparazi

Click here to view the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014 Tour da Arts’ photo galleries!

All photos by Team Venice Paparazzi. for your next event!


About the Santa Monica Museum of Art:  Through its exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, the Santa Monica Museum of Art fosters diversity, innovation, and discovery in contemporary art. The Museum celebrates: expanding boundaries; exploring individual differences;  enhancing public knowledge of art; and broadening the art experience. SMMoA is a collection of ideas.

Location, Hours, Admission
SMMoA is located at the Bergamot Station, Building G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, closed Sunday, Monday, and all legal holidays. Suggested donation: $5; $3 for seniors and students. For further information about exhibitions and programs, please call 310.586.6488 or visit

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