Deck Art 2020 Now Open

Downtown Rochester is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s Tenth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2020. 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 is scheduled for May 14 & 15.

This year’s event is expected to include as many as 50 local merchants, transforming Deck Art 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 drew over 400 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 14, and continues on Friday on May 15, both from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. The events will include unique artwork, music and a kid’s activity. Specific event details will be available in the coming months.

Registration for Deck Art opened February 3. 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 10.

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