The newest design for a workable piece of art is a patriotic bike rack for Dunedin’s Purple Heart Park. The bike rack will feature two metal American flags on each end and a Purple Heart medal centered over each of the 10 bicycle openings. This rack is still in the design stages.
The Institute for Creative Arts and Arc Angels Inc. has created several other artistic bike racks as a part of the city’s initiative to bring sidewalk art from big cities to downtown Dunedin. One of the bike racks draws its inspiration from Dunedin’s past. Situated outside of the Café Alfresco and across the street from the Dunedin Historical Society and Museum is a bike rack replica of a 1890s Orange Belt Railway locomotive.
In front of the Hammock Park Butterfly Garden sits a rainbow-painted bike rack inspired by the garden’s inhabitants: butterflies. Animal lovers will love the dog and cat bike racks that are playfully placed outside the Dunedin Animal Medical Center and Pet Resort. Lock your bike in between the pages of the red book bike rack in front of the Dunedin Public Library. Churchgoers of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin can appreciate the Gothic church gate bike rack when attending their services.
Other local artists have created bike racks for Dunedin. Mary Lamé Wrought Iron & Aluminum Inc. created one where Florida’s tropical aquatic life jumped right out of the water for the fish bike racks located at the Broadway Deli & Café and the Olde Bay Café & Dunedin Fish Market. Swashbuckling pirates and cyclists alike can park their bikes in front of the Bayshore Breeze Mobil at the pirate ship bike rack designed by the shop’s owner, Spiro Voutsinas. Continue reading