Last Call for Deck Art Artists for Rochester’s Seventh Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition

Last call for artists to participate in downtown Rochester’s Seventh Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2017. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. All ages are welcome to participate. Categories include Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges from Painting with a Twist (Rochester Hills), and prizes will be awarded. The deadline to register for Deck Art is April 21.

A total of 56 local merchants will participate in the event, transforming Deck Art 2017 into a downtown Rochester crawl. Completed artwork will be artfully displayed throughout participating restaurants and businesses for onlookers to enjoy. Participating Businesses include:

Downtown Rochester Michigan

Downtown Rochester Michigan

  • 4th Street Chiropractic
  • 4th Street Boutique
  • @ Home Furniture
  • Aurum Design Jewelry
  • Bean & Leaf Café
  • Bologna Via Cucina
  • Chase Bank
  • ché bella
  • Chomp Deli & Grill
  • The Cupcake Station
  • Designhaus p.l.l.c Architecture
  • Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
  • Envoy Mortgage
  • Fieldstone Winery
  • Framer’s Workshop
  • Georgio’s Pizza & Pasta
  • Green’s Art Supply
  • Haig’s of Rochester
  • Holland’s Floral & Gifts
  • Holy Cannoli’s
  • James & Olive
  • Kabin Krusers Oyster Bar
  • Kimi K Salon & Spa
  • Kruse & Muer on Main
  • Main Street Billiards
  • MI State of Mind
  • Mr. B’s Food & Spirits
  • O’Connor’s Public House
  • Penn Station East Coast Subs
  • Penny Black
  • Red Knapp’s Dairy Bar
  • Reno Chiropractic
  • RE/MAX Defined
  • Rochester Mills Beer Co.
  • Rochester Sports Cards & Memorabilia
  • Rojo Mexican Bistro
  • Royal Park Hotel
  • Rush Antiques
  • Sanders
  • SEE
  • Simply the Best Boutiques
  • Smith Jewelers
  • Sole Sisters
  • South Street Skateshop
  • Studio One Salon
  • Sumo Sushi
  • Talulah Belle
  • Tasco Family Chiropractic
  • The Funky Frog Children’s Resale Boutique
  • The Home Bakery
  • The Meeting House
  • The Urban Merchant
  • Three Dog Bakery
  • Too Ra Loo Corner Grill & Bar
  • Tutus & Tendus
  • Wanderlust Boutique

Deck Art 2017 is scheduled for May 11-12.  The Rochester Principal Shopping District (PSD) will host both the Thursday Night Kickoff on May 11, and Friday Night Crawl on May 12, both from 5:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The events will include unique artwork, musical entertainment, kid’s activities, and more. 

All artists must register for Deck Art at South Street Skate Shop located at 410 Main Street. Registration forms can be found in-store, or online at There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 21. For more information visit or call 248-656-0060.

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