ArtBike in the Harbor is a group of artists collaborating to raise money for trail building in Copper Harbor. Artists display their passion for the trails with ink, keyboards, paint and cameras. The event has grown from eleven artists in 2016 to fourteen in 2019. Each artist creates a unique poster design based on a specific theme and are given a two-month timeline to create a poster. For the first two years, we each picked a trail in Copper Harbor Trail system and illustrated their individual vision. In 2018 the theme changed to the more ambiguous, “Ride Copper Harbor," before switching back to trail names in 2019.
Artists have free range to showcase their favorite experiences while riding Copper Harbor. The only guidelines are for the size to be 13”x19”. The artists donated their time, talent, and an original submission for the cause. Forty copies of each poster were printed with archival paper and inks, then numbered and signed by the artist. A single large poster is mounted on a wood backing and sold at silent auction at our Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Fest to wrap up the season. Every poster purchased directly funds trail building.
Leftover posters from the 2019 season and prior years are on sale! Visit our Square store to make a purchase. Remember, all posters are limited edition and once they're gone, they're gone for good. Get 'em while you can! All posters will still be just $25 each plus a flat $8 shipping and handling no matter how many posters you buy. Shipping available to U.S. addresses only.
Become an ArtBike Artist!
We are taking applications from creative professionals interested in joining ArtBike for our 2020 season! We are looking for 14-16 artists to donate a design to the program to help raise money for our trails. If you would like to join our crew, send a message to Nathan Miller (email@example.com) to find out more about the process and what we are looking for.