Some projects take a while, and we actually sketched out these bike rack concepts a few years ago, revised and finalized the designs last year, and they were recently fabricated and installed in front of two Kroger stores: the one in our neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, and another location in East Price Hill.
As part of ArtWorks‘ ongoing Queen City Art Racks initiative, we were asked to design a bike rack for Kroger, the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain, highlighting their fresh produce. From our initial ideas, these two were selected as the bike rack pair: a green apple and a bunch of purple grapes.
These racks were fabricated by Patrick and his team at Elegant Iron Studios, a firm located just outside of Dayton that’s well-known for its high-end ornamental iron and architectural metalwork.
These photos are of the 1420 Vine St. location, and there’s another pair at 3609 Warsaw Ave. You know what these racks are for? Locking up your bike. You know what they’re not for? Locking up your dog:
You can find Queen City Art Racks all over Cincinnati, including downtown in front of the YWCA and the Convention Center, Coffee Emporium on Central Parkway, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, and Northside, among other locations. For up-to-date listing of the locations, check out the ArtWorks site.