ARTCRANK DEBUTS IN LA WITH BIKES, ART AND BEER AT ORANGE 20
ARTCRANK, billed as "A poster party for bike people," will make its long awaited Los Angeles debut at the newly-minted Best Bike Shop in L.A. — Orange 20 Bikes on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
ARTCRANK LAX will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by 31 artists from the City of Angels. Admission is free, and limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $40 each.
Where you find bikes, you're sure to find beer, and ARTCRANK Los Angeles is no exception. At the show, a selection of craft beers by Widmer Brothers Brewing will be available in exclusive ARTCRANK pint glasses, with proceeds going to L.A. Streetsblog, a nonprofit news organization covering the movement to transform transportation in Los Angeles by improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.
ARTCRANK rolls into Los Angeles at a time when cycling has become increasingly visible in the city. In the past year, LA has added over 60 miles of new bike lanes, and a pair of CicLAvia "open streets" bike festivals attracted crowds of over 200,000.
"Los Angeles has always been a beacon for creative people," said ARTCRANK founder Charles Youel. "But even two years ago, nobody would've thought of it as a big bike town. So it's exciting for ARTCRANK to hold our first show here at a time when more people than ever are taking to the streets on bikes, and the city is becoming more bike friendly. We can't wait to see how that comes through in the posters that our L.A. artists are creating for the show."
Saturday, December 8 — 6:00p.m. — 11:00p.m.
Orange 20 Bikes
4351 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
What + Why:
Original, limited edition prints from local artists ��" all sold for $40
Custom pint glasses and beer specials by Widmer Brothers Brewing
Proceeds from pint glass sales go to benefit L.A. Streetsblog
Neenah Paper will donate proceeds from the ARTCRANK LAX show poster to L.A. Streetsblog
Free valet bike parking courtesy of Clif Bar
For more information, please visit artcrank.com/losangeles
ARTCRANK is a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art. Since its 2007 debut in Minneapolis, ARTCRANK has held shows in bike-friendly cities in the US and UK, including Portland, San Francisco, Austin, New York, Denver and London. In 2012, we held our second show at Interbike, a cycling industry showcase that attracts attendees from around the world. ARTCRANK uses creativity to change how people think about bicycles and grow the cycling community. Find out more about ARTCRANK at artcrank.com.