Bicycle-inspired art for the bank holiday weekend
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 3:48pm 20 August 2013
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: ARTCRANK, cycling, Bicycles, art, posters, london
International art show, ARTCRANK, returns to London this weekend with bicycle-inspired art, created by a crop of talented homegrown artists. The fourth annual show in the capital, this "poster party for bike people" takes place on Saturday 24 August near Kings Cross Station at Dog Eared Films, between 3pm - 9pm; admission to the show is FREE.
ARTCRANK LDN will feature handmade, limited edition, signed fine art prints from UK artists. Available to purchase for £30, a portion of the profits will go towards supporting The Otesha Project, a not-for-profit organisation that uses bicycles to teach young people self reliance and sustainable living.
One of the drives behind ARTCRANK is to make art accessible, just like bikes, through a reasonable price tag and introducing people to artists within their community.
London organiser Chris Verbick commented on ARTCRANK LDN; "London's undergone a real cycling rennaisance, and we're excited to reach out to people who are just discovering - or rediscovering - the simple joy of riding a bike.
Riding a bike is a form of creative expression and I'm amazed by the way people channel that sense of freedom and possibility into poster designs."
As well as feasting your eyes on cycle-friendly art, you'll also be able to enjoy tasty ales from Dark Star Brewing and our friends over at Look Mum No Hands will be serving fresh EPO coffee from Paniagua.
More details on ARTCRANK LDN at http://artcrank.com/london.