Arts preview: Pinchflat

Jim Fischer

Pinchflat, Columbus' artistic celebration of all things bicycle, marks its sixth year in 2016.

Once again, 30 artists and graphic designers have been enlisted to create posters that embrace a love of cycling. The posters will be on exhibit during the event, and available for sale for $30.

The event, hosted by Wild Goose Creative, also includes music, food and bike advocacy groups.

"It's a two-fold purpose," said Graham Fisher, Pinchflat artist liaison for Wild Goose. "We bring together people who love cycling. These artists get to tell what about biking inspires them. And from the advocacy perspective, we celebrate the bike culture within the city."

Fisher said many of the participating artists are graphic designers, offering this medium the opportunity to be shown in a gallery setting. The original pieces will be on exhibit at Wild Goose throughout May to mark National Bike Month.

"Designers don't often get to do a whole lot of for-fun work, so Pinchflat is an opportunity really to create a fine art piece," he said.

Printing and framing will be available on-site during Pinchflat. Fisher said the day will also include a variety of food trucks and live music.

The day continues at Paradise Garage in the Short North from 6-11 p.m., with music for dancing amid the evening's Gallery Hop fun. There will be a group ride from Wild Goose to Paradise Garage, so bring your bike.

Wild Goose Creative

Noon-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

2491 Summit St.,

North Campus