About the Show
Our 2017 show marks the 10th anniversary of ARTCRANK in Minneapolis, and as a company. When we started planning this show, we knew we wanted to do something different, something that would acknowledge the significance of that decade, and more importantly, of all the amazing work that Twin Cities artists have created.
Back in 2007, we expected that we’d get maybe 50 people to come out — the artists and a few friends. We got more than 500. Attendance at each of our past four shows in Minneapolis has been more than 10 times that. In 2007, we expected that we’d never do another show. To date, we’ve done more than 70 shows in three countries, featuring more than 3,000 different handmade, bike-inspired posters.
When we look through the posters in our collection, we're reminded of how breathtaking it was to see them for the first time, how proud we were to show them off to an audience that’s grown to appreciate the raw talent and inspiring brilliance our creative community exudes. To celebrate our 10th year, we wanted our Minneapolis audience to experience some of the posters that helped build and shape ARTCRANK into what it is today. Posters that in most cases haven’t been seen since they first appeared years ago. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
We’re going back through 10 years of Minneapolis shows to pick out a greatest hits album of bike poster art. And we’re asking the artists who designed those posters to create new limited-edition runs to display and sell at what we hope will be our biggest and best show ever.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Fulton Production Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. Fifty posters by Twin Cities artists. All poster prints will sell for $40 each ‘til they’re gone. Obviously, there’s going to be beer. And admission, as always, is free.
See you there!