Rocket Bike painted and ready

Pre-Kindergartners paint a sculpture they designed called Rocket Bike.
Pre-Kindergartners paint a sculpture they designed called Rocket Bike.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  As a part of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) 50th anniversary project, Whitney Young pre-kindergarten students painted bike art Thursday.

The purpose of IPFW’s “Sculpture with Purpose” is to introduce bike racks created by local and national artists of all disciplines to downtown Fort Wayne.

The project invited area schools to take part in the “IPFW Sculpture with Purpose School Bicycle Art Program”. Whitney Young was one of the participating schools that were given a recycled bike students turned into art.

The Whitney Young pre-k class designed the sculpture with help of Anthis Career Center students.

The children came up with the idea for their bike rack and then welding students at Anthis brought it to life.

After welding students put together all the pieces, the pre-K students painted the sculpture they called “rocket bike”.

The sculpture can be seen at the FAME festival on March 15.

IPFW’s “Sculpture with Purpose” will be unveiled in May. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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