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Grand Opening of the Buffalo Chip’s 2022 Motorcycles As Art exhibition

Published on August 6, 2022
Grand Opening of the Buffalo Chip’s 2022 Motorcycles As Art exhibition

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Date(s) - 08/06/2022
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sturgis Buffalo Chip


Please save the date and make plans now to attend the grand opening of the Buffalo Chip’s 2022 Motorcycles As Art exhibition, curated by the celebrated Michael Lichter and titled, “Emergin’ Virgin: Coming Out Custom.” This highly anticipated event occurs during the Buffalo Chip’s prestigious Motorcycle Industry Reception on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

Official Reception Invitation to Follow in July

Please Save the Date to Your Calendar.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

4:00 p.m. Media / 5:00 p.m. Reception

This year’s exhibit will assemble a unique group of craftspeople whose work has never before been in a Motorcycles As Art Exhibition.

Removing any kind of thematic limitation will allow some fantastic new faces and works of art to emerge that show how truly diverse the world of custom motorcycling is today.

You’ll come across everything from a custom electric race bike to a customized Vintage 1984 BMW K100RS, a 1972 S2 aluminum Kawasaki, a custom Suzuki Speedway bike, a custom KTM, Panhead and Knucklehead choppers, and so much more.

A one-time collection of wall art and painted Bell helmets will give you the chance to see legendary artwork on the walls of the exhibit hall surrounding the bikes.

The exhibition will exist for only one week, and the Industry Reception is the only opportunity to experience it with Michael and most of the builders in the exhibit, along with past, present, and future leaders of this incredible industry.

There will be a few surprises for those who attend. So, don’t miss it!

An official announcement and RSVP invitation will follow soon.

Ride Free, Take Risks, and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces on Saturday, August 6th!

Click through the images or go to to learn more about this year’s Motorcycles as Art exhibit.

More than 30 builders and a dozen artists listed below have accepted Michael Lichter’s invitation.



Alex Maslin – DesmoBIBU – Des Plaines, IL

Anthony Robinson – Gasoline & Coffee – Lancaster, CA

Austin Andrella – Austin Martin Originals – Akron, OH

Brian Cox – Classic Bike Building – Alturas, CA

Brock Bridges – MadFab – Girard, IL

Carl Pusser – Walkin’ Tall Cycles – East Peoria, IL

Chris Cosentino – Cosentino Engineering – Jersey City, NJ

Colt Wrangler – Colt Wrangler Motorcycles – New Braunfels, TX

Dan Starkey – Carthage, IN

Dan Toce – Toce Performance – Manchester, CT

Dana Hood – DWH Designs – Fort Collins, CO

Daniel Heman – HF Heman Fabrication Company – Indianapolis, IN

Danny Wilson – Motor Witch – Phoenix, AZ

Doug Stedman – Portland, OR

Dustin Werner – Werner’s House of Horsepower – Maize, KS

Franklin Lussier – Lussier Built Customs – Las Vegas, NV

Garett Wilson – Dub Style Designs – Windsor, CO

Gayden Mansir – J-Bird Designs, Fort Collins, CO

Go Takamine – Brat Style Co. – Long Beach, CA

Heath Reed – River Rat Cycle Fab – Davenport, IA

J. Ryan Anderson – Gusher Cycles – Springfield, TN

Jeff Zielinski – NAMZ Custom Cycle Products – Oreland, PA

Jeremy Valentine – Joker Cycle Works – Fort Wayne, IN

Joe Marshall – Joe Marshall Customs – Purcellville, VA

Kully Millage – Kullyco Products – Hartford, SD

Maggie Holt – VTwin Visionary – Macon, GA

Mike Morman – Morman Kustom – Portsmouth, OH

Mitch Witkamp – Heber City, UT

Nigel Petrie – Engineered to Slide – Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Randy Hayward – Detroit’s Antique Motorcycles – Ferndale, MI

Ray Llanes – Ormond Beach, FL

Rick Dozer – Sadieville, KY

Sam Rapschutz – Kansas City, MO

Sean Gallagher – No School Choppers – Montrose, CO

Steve Olds – Speed Machine MC – Friendship, WI



Bryan Helm – Bryan Helm Photography – Brooklyn, NY

Jerimiah Smith – Jerimiah Smith Photo – Birmingham, AL

Liam Kennedy – Liam Kennedy Photography – Nashville, TN

Pulsating Paula – Pulsating Paula Photography – Rockaway, NJ

Rob Nemeth – Machinepit – Nashville, TN

Tony Morgan – Tony Morgan Studio – Saint Helens, OR



Brad Barnes – Boosted Brad’s/Death Metal Racing – Ridgely, TN

Gerad Poepke – Valley Kustoms – Chatsworth, CA

Jace Hudson – Fast Life Garage – Red Oak, TX

Jason Mattox – Timebomb Kustoms, Oolitic, IN

Jeremy Seanor – Lucky Strike Designs – Wexford, PA

Jesse Amos – Jamos Creations – Chino Hills, CA

Josh Stokes – Stokes Studios – Alviso, CA

Phil Leonard – Syrarium Studios – Hollister, CA

Skratch – Skratch’s Garage – Haltom City, TX

Travis Hess – Bucky’s Ltd Auto Body – Martinsburg, WV

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