Local artists spin wheels for more support

By Gordon Lambie
Local artists spin wheels for  more support
(Photo : Gordon Lambie)

A collection of cyclists from different walks of life took up the task of covering a collective 230km on a stationary bicycle in the front window of the Madame Pickwick art supplies store in Sherbrooke over the weekend. The motionless marathon took place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in support of the A.R.T. movement and its petition asking the provincial government to better support artists. The chosen distance is meant to symbolize the journey from Sherbrooke to Quebec City required to present the petition, which has been signed by over 1,500 people to date. The weekend riders included artists like Tomàs Jensen, Ariane DesLions, and Alex Kehler (seen here pedalling on Sunday afternoon)
but also Sherbrooke MNA Christine Labrie.

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