Bike culture is getting an artistic makeover this weekend.
At the sixth-annual ArtCrank Denver this Saturday, 27 Colorado artists will be displaying and selling their cycling–inspired posters. All of the works are original and limited edition—only 30 of each will be available ($50)—and have been signed by the artists. If you’ve attended an ArtCrank event in the past, that’s no reason not to make a repeat appearance: Half of this year’s lineup will be new-to-the-event artists. Oskar Blues will provide liquid refreshments (all proceeds from booze sales benefit the brewery’s nonprofit Can’d Aid Foundation) and food trucks will be onsite to keep you nourished while you browse.
ArtCrank founder Charles Youel, an avid cyclist with a background in advertising and design, started the event in Minneapolis in 2007. This year, it’s being held in 10 U.S. cities and two in the UK. “What it means to be a cyclist has evolved from [being solely about] competition and fitness back to the idea we had as kids which is riding bikes is fun,” Youel says. “We’re working with local artists to make art as accessible as bikes.”
Details: 4-10 p.m.; Ink Lounge, 29 S. Fox St., inkloungecreative.com