Bicycle Transportation Program

Artists Needed for Crank Up Cincy Poster Show

Feb. 3

Artists Needed for Crank Up Cincy Poster Show

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The City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation, in partnership with James Billiter, is organizing a Bike Poster Show for Bike Month.

The show will run May 1 - 31, 2014, and will be hosted at Coffee Emporium in Over-the-Rhine (110 East Central Parkway).

Call to Artists


The objective of the poster show is to celebrate bicycles.

The show will launch with a Bike Poster Party from 6pm to 8pm on May 1, 2014, where selected posters will be displayed on the walls of Coffee Emporium.

Artists that are selected to participate in the show will also have the option of bringing additional prints to be sold the evening of the poster party.

Submission Requirements

  • Completed submission form;
  • All submissions must be the creation of the submitting artist, plagiarism is not allowed;
  • Posters must be bicycle-inspired or bicycle-themed;
  • Medium: paper;
  • Maximum size: 18" x 24"

Please submit a photo, scan, or digital copy of your poster (with submission form info) to If selected you will be required to provide a hard copy.

Artists may submit no more than 5 posters for consideration.


From the submissions received, a committee will jury the posters to select 20 posters to be displayed at Coffee Emporium during the month of May. All applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail by Friday, April 18th.


Deadline for Submissions: Friday, April 11, 2014

Notification of inclusion in show: Friday, April 18, 2014

Bike Poster Party/show launch: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Show end: Thursday, May 31, 2014

*Questions may be directed to Mel McVay at 513.352.5269 or

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