Weekly Roundup: 50 Days of Pacifica Art, MUNI Art & Bike Summit

By Will Reisman, @WillReisman

Pacifica Hosting Festival Showcasing 50 Days of Art: Starting on Friday night, art appreciators will have an opportunity to check out a unique showcase at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica. The 50/50 Show, now in its seventh year, displays 50 pieces of art that were crafted by locals over a 50-day period leading up to the event. More than 60 artists are contributing to the gallery, which will feature mostly smaller displays. The multi-week event begins on at 6 p.m. on August 28, and visitors will be able to purchase the locally-crafted artwork at the gallery. The creations will be on display until September 20, with the gallery being open from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays until that date. SamTrans’ Route 110 has a stop about one block from the Sanchez Art Center, which is located on Linda Mar Boulevard.

Reynaldo R. Cayeteno Jr. received 742 votes for his project Nostalgia – an awakening of monochromatic interpretation.

Reynaldo R. Cayeteno Jr. received 742 votes for his project Nostalgia – an awakening of monochromatic interpretation.

Ride Muni, Check Out (Some More) Art: Much like SamTrans’ popular “Art Takes a Bus Ride” program, San Francisco’s Muni invites local artists to submit their wares for display on the system’s buses. This year, the “Muni Art” program received more than 5,000 entries, and city residents were able to vote on their favorite renderings, eventually paring down the competition to the five most popular artists. Those five artists will now have their work displayed on 10 Muni buses each, resulting in 50 total vehicles containing the colorful creations. The buses will begin rolling out this month, and will be used in service until the end of the year.

Cyclists Gather in Silicon Valley for Annual Summit: New information about bicycle collision reports in the South Bay, details on how technology can help improve safety accessibility issues and strategies on how to implement Vision Zero goals (plans to completely eliminate traffic-related injuries and fatalities) will be part of the fifth annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit. The daylong program will take place tomorrow at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. Civic leaders, non-profit advocates and representatives from the business community will be present at the event, which will feature speeches from Jim Hartnett, General Manager and Chief Executive of the San Mateo County Transit District (which manages Caltrain and SamTrans) and Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and Chief Executive of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

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