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Artcrank Portland debuts this Thursday!

Posted by on October 4th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

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A scene from Artcrank 2010.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Artcrank, the “poster party for bike people,” is coming to Portland for the third consecutive year and the big opening night shindig is this Thursday (10/6)!

Artcrank was a huge hit last year and organizers have added an extra day to handle the demand.

It’s free to get in and limited edition copies of the posters can be had for $40 each. I picked up three very cool posters last year that are still hanging on my living room wall. Proceeds from the event benefit Bikes to Rwanda, a local non-profit that turns cargo bikes into a tool of empowerment for African coffee farmers.

34 local artists are part of the 2011 show. The show opens Thursday at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th) from 5:00 to 11:00 pm. If you can’t make it Thursday night, roll over on Saturday between 3:00 and 10:00 pm.

More info at

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Ryno Dan

I recommend taking your own to-go poster cylinder if you think you may be interested in a poster. In order to protect it as you ride.


I’ll second Ryno Dan’s comment. And even if you don’t think you’ll want to buy, take a tube with you anyway. Mrs Dibbly & I have gone to the last two ArtCrank PDX shows and have founds lots of great-quality (and locally made!) art. There always seems to be a wide variety of works.

If I recall, the prices this year are higher, but I can understand why Charles had to raise them. A good portion goes to charity, so personally I can stomach that.

Hopworks will be there on Thursday with the beerbike, again, right Jonathan?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Actually dwainedibbly, Widmer is the sponsor this year… so expect a variety of their beers on hand.


Ah, thanks. I heard “beer” and everything went blank… 🙂

Joe Rowe
Joe Rowe

Thanks Jonathan. This is the best kept secret all week. I hope the lack of comments does signify that the event is unpopular.