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Exciting Melbourne arts festival says arrive by bike!
Arrive by bike at the newest and greenest Melbourne arts festival to hit the calendar. Seven Thousand Oaks set for June and July 2010
seven thousand oaks is a not-for-profit, whose mission is to create a space where art and sustainability connect. We place art in the public sphere to raise awareness around sustainability issues and we are an online resource of artists, green arts suppliers and information around the sustainable arts movement.
The inaugural seven thousand oaks festival will host over 20 artists exploring the issue of sustainability through music, visual art, performance and installation throughout Winter 2010. Come along to one or all of the festival programs and join the conversations.
The festival kicks off on June 17th at Guilford Lane Gallery with Adaptation, the visual art exhibition and the first event within the 6-week festival program. seven thousand oaks has the great pleasure of inviting Guy Abrahams Al Gore Climate Change speaker and director of the Christine Abrahams Gallery, to open the festival.
Next in the 7KO line-up, come out to the Heide Museum of Modern art on Sunday June 20 for the one-day music program, Touch at a Distance.
Every Saturday during the festival the public art program, Arena, will take place on the streets of Melbourne at City Square.
Finally, seven thousand oaks would like to invite you to Plant Out, a tree planting on July 16 - 18. Pack a tent, some warm clothes and hop a free bus to Moyston approximately 230km from Melbourne and join us for a weekend of tree-planting, educational activity and camp-dirt fun.
Festival director, Miyuki Jokiranta, wants to encourage everyone to consider arriving by bike to the various venues, for a greener, cleaner vibe.
To find the best bike routes to the festival use the great interactive map resource on the Vic Roads web site or for trips only in the Melbourne CBD, the City of Melbourne have this great map resource. and this one too.
If you are traveling from the North of the City and heading for City Square then use the great bike routes along Canning Street, Swanston and Georges road/Brunswick street.
If you are heading in to the city from the South then follow the bike routes either straight up St Kilda road which at the weekends are very enjoyable and not too busy or come in via the sea front and West Gate Park and through Port Melbourne.