ARTCRANK started 8 years ago in a bike shop in Minneapolis where artist created posters on the subject of peoples passion for bike riding. They only expected 50 people to come. Each year it’s grown, with 30 000 people attending ARTCRANK events as it’s moved around America and has come to the UK, where it showed in London in 2012 and now, incredibly excitingly it’s showing here in Manchester.
ARTCRANK is a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented localartists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art. ARTCRANK uses creativity to change how people think about bicycles and grow the cycling community.
Where you find bikes, you’re sure to find creative minds, and ARTCRANK Manchester is no exception. At the 12 July opening night party, at 2022NQ, a selection of fine art prints will be available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds going to support Simply Cycling, a non profit organization that uses bicycles to bring together young people of all abilities. Manchester-based creative agency Retrofuzz will showcase their creative flair and technical savvy at the opening night party. Lezyne will be flaunting their supremely slick lighting and inflation gear. Colorplan will host live screenprinting on opening night and will provide their world-class papers for the limited-edition prints featured at the show.