ARTCRANK STL is on hiatus for 2014. We hope to return with a new show featuring brand-spankin’-new posters by talented artists and designers from the Gateway City.
Friends, we have been humbled and honored by the love and support that St. Louis artists, designers and bike poster fans have veritably showered upon us for the past two years. But after almost eight years of traveling the country and the world putting on bike poster shows, 2014 is shaping up as a year of transition for us.
One of the toughest decisions we’ve had to make is to put our St. Louis event on hold. Our founder grew up and learned to love bikes in St. Louis, and it was one of the first cities that ARTCRANK expanded to in 2009, after two years of being a Minneapolis-only show. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point as an organization at which we just don’t have the staff and resources to continue adding new cities while supporting all of the events we’ve established.
Starting next year, we’ll roll out a new approach to events that will allow us to strike a better balance between new cities and established shows. The plan is still a work in progress, but will absolutely involve the cities who’ve supported us since we started this madcap adventure.
We understand that this won’t be a popular decision with the friends and fans who have worked so hard to help us establish our show over the past four years. We can only offer our heartfelt appreciation, our apologies for 2014, and our solemn word to do everything possible to return with a bigger, better show.
Please check back for updates, and follow ARTCRANK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest news. And if you’d like to see photos and videos from previous events, connect with us on Flickr and Vimeo as well. See you soon!