Prior to ARTCRANK, a cycling poster show, LOCUS Architecture brought together Twin Cities cyclists to make their mark and make a difference. Participants bunny-hopped, spun, skidded, and cruised over prints, recording individual tread signatures in order to raise money for Full Cycle, a Minneapolis outreach program that provicdes free and healthy transportation to homeless and at-risk youth. Some of the signatures – from the notorious Geno to local advocates like Bill Dossett to artists like Caroline Yang – are below.
We debuted the series at ARTCRANK on March 4th, but there’s more to do before the show ends at LOCUS offices on May 16. We’re trying to raise as much money as we can for Full Cycle; the more prints sold, the more funds we can send to the kids. We need your support in the following four ways.
The original prints are on display now through May 16, at the LOCUS Architecture studio.
Stop by, and implore your friends to do the same, to view tread eye candy (M-F; 10-4)
Northrup King Building, Suite 333,
1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis
LOCUS will have extended hours at the studio for the May 7 edition of First Thursdays in the Arts District. We’ll be here 5-9 pm, along with a few more tread signers. Chris Zito, Hurl, Peace Coffee, and a few other surprises have promised to come-a-tread-signing, enjoy a beer, and support the cause. Why not come out and witness art being made? There are dozens of other open studios here at the Northrup King Building to entice you if hanging with us isn’t enough.
Save May 16 on your calendar for the Full Cycle final reception. Locus will be hosting the closing party 6-8 pm (again, at the studio) in conjunction with Art-A-Whirl. Join us, dragging others who like art and/or bikes with you. Any remaining prints not pre-sold will be sold via silent auction at that time.
Buy one of these original prints and/or help us promote these events. At $89 each, these monoprints are a steal for original art, and the money goes to a good cause.
The poster-making process, as photographed by Caroline Yang, is also viewable at ARTCRANK and LOCUS.