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ARTCRANK Kicks Off 2014 Tour With Shows in Austin and Minneapolis

ARTCRANK is a poster show about bicycles. We make art as accessible as bikes are, and use creativity to change the way people think about cycling. We also throw amazing parties.

Right now, we’re looking for designers and artists to create original, bike-inspired posters. If all that sounds like your idea of fun, throw your hat in the ring for ARTCRANK Austin 2014 or ARTCRANK Minneapolis 2014!


ARTCRANK Austin & Minneapolis 2014: Call For Artists

We have a limited number of spots available on our 2014 artist rosters for Austin and Minneapolis. Please note that we have a strict locals-only policy, and will only consider artists who live and work in the greater Austin and Twin Cities areas for these shows.

To be considered for the show, please send an email with three digital samples (URLs or JPG images) of previous work that provide a good representation of your style and skills. There is no fee for entry.

Do not submit ideas or concepts for an ARTCRANK poster. Only artists who are selected to participate in the show will be expected to produce new work.

We will choose artists with the goal in mind of having a diverse body of work represented in the show. After having put on more than 40 of these shows, we’ve also learned that there are some stylistic sweet spots that produce more successful posters.

People vote with their wallets, and what they vote for overwhelmingly are hand-made posters. As such, we definitely give weight to experience and skill with craft printing techniques like screen-printing and letterpress.

The Austin Call For Artists is open through Saturday, March 1, and the Minneapolis Call For Artists is open through Saturday, March 15 — Enter today!



ARTCRANK®  stages live events featuring bike-inspired posters by local artists and designers. We began in 2007 with a single show in Minneapolis. In 2013, we held U.S. shows in Austin, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Boston, Denver, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We also staged European shows in London, Manchester and Paris. All told, more than 40,000 people attended ARTCRANK events last year, taking in posters by more than 300 individual artists.

ARTCRANK works with creative communities to give designers, art directors and independent artists the opportunity to showcase their work in front of huge audiences who are passionate about bikes and art. We give back to the communities that host and support our shows through our Cause Partner program, donating thousands of dollars to local, national and international charities.

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