I attended my first Art Soiree this evening.  It is a group of local artists that have a “party” once a year to celebrate and share each others talents.  There was a chinese auction that required each artist to bring a handmade item by the artist.  It was an awesome opportunity to meet new people and check out some new local artists.

One of the local artists was the owner of Bike Belts.  He makes belts out of used bicycle tires that have been rode in Alaska.  He donates $2 of each sale to the Arctic Bicycle Club.  The belts are really cool and it’s a great way to recycle tires, help out the local cycling community, and of course support a local artist.