Detroit Art Bikes

We asked our favorite artists to custom paint some of our 25th anniversary bikes from Detroit Bikes, then we asked you to vote for your favorite.

Our winner is Brinkley Nelson Messick, whose Western-themed bike stole the show. When he was done with the bike project, Brinkley rode the bike from Salida to Fort Collins in true New Belgium fashion.

Stevil Kinevil

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Born in the wilds of Colorado in 1970, Stevil lived his formative years at elevation, in isolation, and with not a single imaginary friend.

Sick Fisher

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Fisher works in large scale murals and a variety of smaller surfaces that include canvas, paper, wood, plastic, metal, brick, and glass.

Sean Kernick

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Sean brings a mix of social consciousness, inspiration and creative connection.

Ellen Rutt

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Ellen has a penchant for stimulating patterns and designs.

Michael Pfleghaar

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Modernist design objects, architecture and gay lifestyle inspire Pfleghaar’s colorful abstract paintings and constructions.

Axel Geittmann

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Axel Geittmann's paintings take viewers into a surrealist world of psychological landscapes.

Bianca Burrows

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Influenced by a range of artists including: Banksy, Andy Warhol, Swoon, and the current street art movement.

Monster Steve

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His obscure scenes and psyches bob between terror and hilarity, influenced by abstract realms of experiences.

Sasha Barr

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Sasha is a designer, illustrator and Grammy nominated art director.

Kelly Towles

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Towles has literally been painting the town since the late 1990s, showcasing his electrically playful murals on buildings and garage doors.

Greta Claire

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This contemporary abstract artist is directed by her perfectionism and posse of cats.

Adam Lucier

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This Fort Collins artist has mastered automotive custom paint for 15 years.

Brinkley Nelson Messick

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He is a mixed media artist that prefers to utilize found objects and salvaged materials as paintable surfaces.

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