ARTCRANK Makes Seattle Debut With Bikes, Art and Beer

International poster show rolls into town June 29 for a bike party featuring 24 local artists


If you embrace the two-wheeled lifestyle, get ready for ARTCRANK. The Seattle installment of “the poster party for bike people” will showcase the work of 24 local artists on display and for sale this Saturday evening at The Piranha Shop. Copies of each poster will be available for $40 each, and admission is free.

“Seattle is a Mecca for cycling and creativity alike, and we’ve wanted to stage a show here for quite some time,” said ARTCRANK founder and Creative Director Charles Youel. “It’s going to be cool to see how our artists channel the defining features of Seattle—the streets, the buildings, the bridges, the scenery, and of course, the hills—into their work,” he added.

ARTCRANK first debuted in Minneapolis in 2007 out of a love for bicycles and design. Today the poster show hosts parties for bike people in a dozen US cities, as well as Paris, London and Manchester. The show’s formula is simple: Throw a party featuring affordable posters designed by talented local artists, celebrating bicycles and the people who ride them.

There is a charitable element to each ARTCRANK show and the Seattle event will benefit the good work of our friends at Bike Works. Proceeds from the sale of commemorative pint glasses will be donated to the youth program based in Columbia City, courtesy of Widmer Brothers Brewing.

Check here for more details about the Seattle event, including a list of featured artists.


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