Every fall, we face a decision that’s enviable, painful, thrilling and maddening in equal measure: Where do we go next year?
If that decision were based solely on requests delivered via email in the past 12 months, we would be hosting shows in more than 50 U.S. cities. As well as in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Sydney, Johannesburg, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Auckland, Toronto, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Dublin, Montreal, Moscow, Rome, Edinburgh, and Bucharest.
As it stands, we’re still a small band of brothers and sisters united by a love of bikes and art, driven by an obsessive desire to bring ARTCRANK to as many places as we can before our brains spontaneously combust.
We’ve had the great fortune and honor to get immeasurable help from strangers turned friends in all of our host cities, every corner of the country, and beyond. And in the U.S., we’re able to support more shows than we ever dreamed possible thanks to the support of Widmer Brothers Brewing, Clif Bar and Neenah Paper.
After much discussion, we decided that we could comfortably add one new U.S. city for our 2013 show schedule. So of course, we proceeded to add three: Chicago, Seattle and Boston.
All three cities have their own pages on our site, and we’re enthusiastically seeking artists who live and work in all three to create posters:
Our first show of 2013 kicks off in less than two weeks in Austin. After that, we’re back home to Minneapolis, the city where it all began back in 2007. Then on to St. Louis, Denver, New York, London, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles…
It’s going to be an epic ride. Hope we see you at least once along the way.