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Bike fest adds tattoo contest
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Posted: 2013 Feb 08 - 07:03

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MARTIN COUNTY -- Treasure Coast Bike Fest is roaring into downtown Stuart on Feb. 10.

Added to the event is a tattoo contest sponsored by Twisted Images Tattoos. There will be five categories that include: small black and white, large black and white, small color, large color and best overall. All entrants are welcomed to enter more than one category. Cost is $5 per category.

The Treasure Coast Bike Fest is pleased to announce that Lea Vendetta will be one of the guest judges.

Lea Vendetta was born in Paris, and is an accomplished tattoo artist who has worked all over the world. Ms. Vendetta has been painting professionally for more than 15 years and has been tattooing since 1996. Her work often pays tribute to Paris and her love of the art deco style. Her paintings have been exhibited in France, New York, Los Angeles and Florida and her tattoo work has been featured in tattoo magazines both nationally and internationally. Vendetta's incredible personal tattoo artwork has won her the cover of at least 12 tattoo magazines.

Motorcycle enthusiasts will have an opportunity to show off their bikes and raise funds for the ARC of Martin County during the Treasure Coast Bike Fest, which will take place at Flagler Park in downtown Stuart.

Fueled by the success of past year's event, the committee is hoping for an even bigger turnout.

The free, family-friendly event will have a full schedule of entertainment featuring Far From Grace and Crossbone.

Event hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. with music in the park, vendors, a poker run, food and beverages. The morning will be opened with Patricia Moody singing the national anthem.

There will be three poker runs with a total of $500 in cash prizes going to those who hold the best hand, with doors prizes for some of the runners-up. There will be a motorcycle showcase. Owners can enter their bikes in a variety of categories and compete for trophies.

Registration for the tattoo contest is on-site Feb 10. Winners of the motorcycle showcase, the poker run, tattoo contest and the Harley Davidson drawing will be announced on the main stage.

The ARC of Martin County assists children and adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential.

For more than 50 years, the ARC of Martin County, through education, awareness and advocacy, has given hope to hundreds of individuals with its focus on ability, rather than disability.

For more information, visit www.arcmc.org or call (772) 283-2525. A complete schedule of events can be found at www.treasurecoastbikefest.com.

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