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Breckenridge, CO 80424
ARTCRANK®, an international pop-up show of bicycle-inspired posters, is teaming up with Breckenridge Creative Arts to present a two-week exhibition this summer in Old Masonic Hall, a new multi-purpose arts facility in downtown Breckenridge. The show will debut on August 19 as part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), which coincides with USA Pro Challenge’s stopover in Breckenridge on August 20-21. Posters will remain on display through August 31.
Billed as “A Poster Party for Bike People,” ARTCRANK BRK will feature hand-made, bicycle-themed posters created by 25 Colorado artists. Admission to the exhibit is free, and limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $40 each. The opening night party on August 19 will also feature local craft beverages, live screen-printing, DJ music, and more. The exhibit also provides the opportunity for guests to visit other galleries in downtown Breckenridge, many of which feature biking, sports and adventure-themed art.
The artist roster for the Breckenridge show includes: Stuart Alden, Mark Bellncula, Benjamin Bowes, Hilary Clarcq, Justin Cline, Jennifer Ghormley, Sandi Grigoryan, Theresa Haberkorn, Melissa Hession // MY JULY, Andrew Hoffman, Chris Huth, Samantha Madden, Zach Minard, Dan Lehman, Justin McKinley, Arna Miller, Megan Morgan, Ben Pond, Lisa Rivard, Rich Rodgers, Josh Shively, TNKR Design, Joe Triscari, Matthias Valdez and John Vogl.
ARTCRANK made its debut in Minneapolis in 2007 and has held shows in bike-friendly cities in the US, UK and France, including Portland, San Francisco, Denver, London and Paris. From the start, the show’s formula has been simple: Throw a party featuring affordable posters designed by talented local artists, celebrating bicycles and the people who ride them.
While ARTCRANK is best known for bringing bikes and art together, the show also has a charitable component. For the Breckenridge show, ARTCRANK and BreckCreate are teaming up with Breckenridge Brewery to offer a selection of craft beers during the opening night party on August 19. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Axel Project, a nonprofit dedicated to the fundamental principle that a productive, happy life begins with bikes and whose mission is to introduce and nurture a lifelong passion for cycling to children and their families.
For more information, visit artcrank.com/Breckenridge.