Deck Art 2018 Registration Opens February 1

Downtown Rochester is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in downtown Rochester’s Eighth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2018. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art 2018 is scheduled for May 10-11.

Deck Art Logo with the words Deck Art Downtown Rochester on the image of a skateboard

Deck Art 2018

This year’s event is expected to include as many as 50 local merchants, transforming Deck Art 2018 into a downtown Rochester crawl. Completed artwork will be artfully displayed throughout participating restaurants and businesses for onlookers to enjoy. Last year’s Deck Art 2017 drew over 500 artists from all over South Eastern Michigan. In the past, the states of Arizona, California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, as well as Canada were represented.

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host both the Thursday Night Kickoff on May 10, and Friday Night Crawl on May 11, both from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The events will include unique artwork, musical entertainment, kid’s activities, and more. Specific event details will be available in the coming months.

Registration for Deck Art 2018 begins February 1. Registration Forms can be found online. Submit completed registration forms to South Street Skateshop (410 Main). There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 13. South Street Skateshop hours for February are Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Thursday & Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. After the month of February, South Street Skateshop will switch over to their spring hours, Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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