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Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg’s New Shop Selected For Mural

The RBH shop was selected for the 2021 Mural Works by SprocketWorks. Once again Harrisburg-based artist, Ralphie Seguinot, designed murals to brighten our new location.

The transformation of Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg building exterior.

Murals for 2021 Harrisburg Mural Festival

Article from The ‘Burg July 2021 Issue

The partnership with Recycle Bicycle, an organization that provides free bikes and bike repair to Harrisburg residents, is a meaningful one for Sprocket. One of the nonprofit’s first murals was painted at Recycle Bicycle’s previous location in Uptown Harrisburg.

The new mural on Recycle Bicycle’s building on Chestnut Street in Allison Hill will pay homage to the original, painted both times by Harrisburg artist Ralphie Seguinot. He will utilize some of the same stencils he created and hand-cut for the previous mural and design it to wrap around the building’s front and side.

“Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg was grateful to have a mural on our old Atlas Street building, and the public has come to associate our organization’s identity with murals,” said Jenifer Donnelly of Recycle Bicycle. “We are excited to continue that relationship—it is our hope that we can bring some brightness to our new neighborhood where we already see the gratitude in those receiving and fixing their bicycles.”

Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg has a long-standing collaborative relationship with the local artists in our community.

Sprocket Mural Works, a citywide mural project, which works with neighborhoods, artists and organizations to create vibrant community murals across Harrisburg helped us decorate one of our older buildings. And we are on their list for a mural creation for our permanent home on Chestnut Street during the Sprocket Mural Works 2021 Harrisburg Mural Fest.

We also collaborate with area school art departments. One such collaboration was the first Art of the Bike art show curated by Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg and held during the 2018 Tour de Belt. High school art students from the area displayed works of art – created by using recycled bicycle parts! Participating students then sold their artwork and donated some proceeds to Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg.

The second Art of the Bike show was held at the June 2019 Tour de Belt ride event, which benefited the Capital Area Greenbelt Association. Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg hopes to continue providing opportunities for art and bicycles to come together.

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