About this project
The Reading Rickshaw aims to spread the word about art and books by offering patrons a ride on a 4-person bicycle fully outfitted with an art library. We seek to offer both mobile and stationary programming: Patrons can browse the permanent collection or pick a book from a temporary collection curated by artists, participate in mobile story hour, listen to artist lectures, and many more fledgling ideas. We will focus on creating a presence where a traditional library cannot go: parks, sidewalks, the lakes communities (land of 10,000=popular Minnesota activity), downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul, and high foot traffic neighborhoods.
With our kickstarter funding, we will:
Re-purpose a 4-person peddle bike to accommodate two peddlers and two passengers.
Maintain rickshaw as needed.
Outfit bike with book shelves.
Acquire art books.
Create an archive for the library.
Develop and implement programming for the rickshaw season (June 15-September 15).
Provide an honorarium for the collaborators, Sarah Ann Baker and Lauren Herzak-Bauman, and Joe Hillmann.
Provide an honorarium to the original bike owners.
Create promotional materials including route maps, postcards, flyers, library cards, etc.
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