This season, Nice Ride has teamed up with ARTCRANK to feature the work of local artists at select Nice Ride stations. Take yourself on a bike ride and enjoy an outdoor art show that celebrates Minneapolis bike culture in all its glory.
Can you find them all? Use #NiceRideArt every time you discover these pieces of art scattered throughout the city for a chance to be featured on our social channels.
ARTCRANK was founded in Minneapolis in 2007 as “A Poster Party For Bike People." Since then, they’ve introduced hundreds of thousands of people to handmade, affordable bike-inspired posters created by more than 2,000 independent artists, illustrators, and designers. They’ve staged pop-up art shows in cities across the U.S., as well as in London and Paris, in addition to selling posters online at artcrank.com. Their mission is to make art as accessible as bikes are, and use creativity to change the way people think about cycling.
Check Out the Art
Adam Turman - "We Ride"
Adam Turman is an illustrator from Minneapolis, MN, whose bold style offers colorful takes on beloved landmarks and the great outdoors. Adam’s murals can be found throughout the Midwest, and his prints in private collections worldwide. He works with major brands, independent businesses, and private collectors to make art part of our everyday.
Krisna MacDonald - “Sabo Bridge”
Krisna MacDonald is a multidisciplinary designer in the Pacific Northwest with Midwest roots. His approach to design involves fun, curiosity and personality.
Jenny Moran (Wink MPLS) - “The Neighborhood Ride”
Wink crafts inspiring and impactful design that tells a unique story. Bold and graphic with a hint of wit, the perfect recipe creates brands, packaging, and illustration that are elevated behind just aesthetic. Wink collaborates with an array of brands, including Thymes Fragrance, Whole Foods, Target, and Scotts Lawn Care. Jenny, a creative at Wink, enjoys collecting records, and being a human mama to her two cats.
Xiaojie Liu - “One Night in Minneapolis”
Xiaojie Liu is an award-winning illustrator based in Minneapolis, USA. She received her BA in illustration from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2015, and her MFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2018. Xiaojie focuses on children’s illustration, editorial illustration and surface design, etc. for a wide range of projects including children’s books, publications, magazines, branding, packaging and many more. She combines mixed media and materials to create illustrations, which include digital and hand drawing, paper cutting, clay, and fabrics.
Nicholson Kenney - “Twilight Ride”
Nicholson Kenney is an artist, designer and musician living in Minneapolis, MN. He has been in the ad business for many moons and is currently a designer at Periscope. When he's not tweaking typography or ideating campaigns, he can be found fronting local bands with his songwriting and guitar chops. He also enjoys a random road trip from time to time with his wife and son.