Artblog Art Safari, Episode 12 – Philly Pickup Truck Expo at the Icebox

We got a sneak peek at the Philly Pickup Truck Exposition last Friday night, June 1, at Crane Arts. The one-night event was not until the next night, June 2, but the organizers graciously allowed us to crash their installation in progress. The Icebox was filled with the trucks, their hoods up, and with artists making installations for the flatbeds and cabs. The Expo was organized by Tim Belknap and Ryan McCartney, who saw the event as an opportunity to bring some people together, have fun, and show off their trucks (and art). In this 2.45 minute video we see some of the trucks being prepared for the event. And, we had a celebrity with us on the tour — Gary Steuer, the city’s Chief Cultural Officer (we call him the art czar, affectionately, that is). In spite of the rain, everybody seemed to have a great time on this, our last safari of the Knight Arts Challenge.  We have two more videos coming from this safari, from our stops at Fjord and Highwire on Frankford Ave and Pterodactyl in Port Richmond — stay tuned for those. See all the Art Safari videos on the art safari page or the video page.

Here’s the link to the video on YouTube.

This episode is recorded and edited by the gifted Kim Paynter of WHYY’s — thanks Kim! Thanks also to the Knight Foundation for the matching Arts Challenge Award for the Art Safaris. Thanks to the Miami Foundation, With Art Philadelphia, University of the Arts, the Barnes Foundation’s Art Now class, to the galleries we visited and to all our supporters who helped us match and exceed the grant amount! Special shout out to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support and for sharing artblog Art Safari episodes on their arts and culture page. You can subscribe to our videos on our YouTube Channel.