ARTCRANK KICKS OFF ITS SECOND DECADE OF BIKE-INSPIRED ART AT IDS CENTER ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13.

MINNEAPOLIS (September 13, 2018) – ARTCRANK’s 2018 Minneapolis show will take place on
Saturday, October 13 at the IDS Center Crystal Court. Staging a show in one of the most iconic
buildings in Minneapolis is a far cry from the show’s DIY bike shop roots, but one thing remains
the same: Affordable, bike-inspired poster art created by local artists.

This year’s edition of ARTCRANK features new bike-inspired posters created by more than 40
artists from around the Twin Cities. The artist roster is a near 50/50 split between first-time
participants and returning artists, including perennial favorites Adam Turman, Amy Jo, Ellen
Schofield, and Allan Peters.

“I fell in love with bicycling and ARTCRANK at the show in 2012,” said first-time ARTCRANK
artist Andria Chinander. “Now, six years later, I’m honored to celebrate both as an artist.”
Given ARTCRANK’s history of showcasing top-notch talent and helping local artists make a name
for themselves on what’s become an international stage, even longtime contributors feel the
pressure to bring their best.

“ARTCRANK is the most exciting and stressful project I have all year,” said Todd Zerger, who’s
done poster for shows dating back to 2012. But I love the energy: The pages of sketches. The
crossed eyes at midnight trying to resolve details on the computer. All the ideas I throw away
because they don’t quite rise to the occasion. The stress of trying to come up with something
special that’s never been done before.”

For the fourth consecutive year, ARTCRANK is teaming up with Fulton Brewing to provide adult
refreshments and benefit a local nonprofit organization. A portion of proceeds from beer sales will
benefit the Minnesota Cycling Federation and its programs that introduce kids to the sport of
cycling, let them try out racing for the first time, and learn how to ride like pros.

ARTCRANK is also partnering with IDS Center — which is donating the space for the event —
and the mpls downtown council to create a showcase of all the ways that cycling is transforming
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the downtown neighborhood, from commuting to shopping to sightseeing. Show attendees will be
encouraged to take advantage of the revamped, Nicollet to arrive by bike, with free valet bike
parking near IDS Center’s Nicollet entrance provided by the Cultural Wellness Center’s My Bike
Project, another longtime ARTCRANK partner.

“We’re thrilled that ARTCRANK will be returning to its roots here in downtown Minneapolis,” said
Leah Wong, mpls downtown council vice president of external relations. “We have an incredible
bike and art culture in Minneapolis, and we can’t wait to welcome ARTCRANK’s followers here to
gather in our city’s core and celebrate the creativity within our community.”

ARTCRANK Show Details
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis
80 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Show will be held in the first-floor space at the corner of
8th St. and Marquette Ave., just off the Crystal Court

What + Why:
• Partnership between ARTCRANK, Fulton Brewing and mpls downtown
council
• Original limited edition prints by 40+ local artists – all sold for $50
• Selection of craft beer by Fulton Brewing – $5-$8 per glass
• Portion of proceeds from beer sales benefit Minnesota Cycling Federation
• Free valet bike parking by My Bike Project
For more information, please visit: www.artcrank.com/events/2018/minneapolis

About ARTCRANK
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. Since 2007, ARTCRANK has introduced
hundreds of thousands of people to handmade, affordable bike posters created by independent
artists, holding live pop-up bike art shows in cities across the U.S., as well as in London and
Paris. Bicycling Magazine called us “Cycling’s Coolest Art Show,” and named ARTCRANK
founder Charles Youel one of its “Cyclists Who Are Changing The World.”

About the mpls downtown council:
Founded in 1955, and one of the most historic central business associations in the nation, the
mpls downtown council (mdc) is a membership-based entity that works to create an extraordinary
downtown. The mdc’s collaborative developments of Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan was
designed to help downtown businesses, community leaders and citizens build on downtown
assets and implement future goals. For more information, please visit mplsdowntown.com