Yesterday was a such a lovely day! Husband
I decided to roam about the neighborhood on our bikes. We ended up biking 12 miles.
We went to check out the Bicycle Kitchen
an some of the other businesses near it and ended up at an art show.
In case you aren't familiar with them, the Bicycle Kitchen
is a non-profit organization the encourages people to ride bikes and maintain them. Their little shop, is just that, a bicycle repair shop. They have all the tools and bike stands with people there to help you make repairs or build a bike from scratch.
Across the street is orange 20 bikes
. It's a nice shop with a varied selection of bikes and various accoutrements to outfit yourself for a ride.
While poking around, I noticed they had a fancy wheel painted by a local artist I love, Cache
. He paints large scale images of chickens on bikes that most people consider graffiti. His chickens make me super happy - I smile every time I see them.
My cooing over the wheel, prompted the sales girl to plunk down a flyer for his latest show at Monkey House Toys
and I plotted a course on the trusty G1's and made it just before the start of the opening reception. Arriving we got a sneak peek at the artist creating a mural for the shop.
Now, I have for many, many years kicked myself for NOT buying
some chicken paintings that were hanging at the Omlettry in Austin
So of course - I had to get a painting. The prices of all the art were super reasonable. Seriously, a new pair of shoes would have cost more than the piece I bought. So instead of just checking it out and leaving, I bought one.
This little guy will be hanging in my kitchen at the end of the show in June.
It's actually a collaboration between cache and his lady, Erin.
If you are in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles
, I highly recommend you go check it out