Opening Party: Thursday, May 10 (7pm-9pm)
Exhibition Dates: May10-June 12 2018
PONSHOP Studio is pleased to announce the third installment of “Art for Park”, a skateboard art show held at The Sunken Well Tavern (720 Littlepage Street) to benefit the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. As a follow up to the overwhelming artist response from spring’s “Art for Park” exhibition, PONSHOP owner, Gabriel Pons has organized another exhibit to include an additional roster of artists. Twenty local artists have transformed the standard street skateboard deck into a work of art for the walls (or for wheels).
“Art for Park” is a celebration of skateboard art and culture. What better way to rally the community than by having artists give their voice on what has, over the past fifty years, become an iconic symbol of youth culture and recreation. PONSHOP is collaborating with Magic Bullet Records and Skateboards and the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project to build community support for a better place to skate in Fredericksburg.
We have a soft spot for the Saint Clair Brooks Memorial Park - the existing wood and steel ramps and concrete surfaces are dilapidated, weathered, and in desperate need of a renovation. “Art for Park” is a sustained effort to raise awareness of the importance of skateboarding as both art form and recreation and to promote the Fredericksburg Skate Park Project. Initiated in 2013, this organization is dedicated to improving the existing skate spot at Brooks Park and promoting a safe and friendly public park for the entire community.
Five Dollars of every Artist Registration and 20% of all deck sales will benefit the park initiative. Many artists have also opted to donate their proceeds to the park initiative. As of this press release, “Art for Park” events (including Benny Vitali’s “Dough Raiser”) have raised $2,000 for the park initiative. All Decks from “Art for Park” events are available for purchase on the PONSHOP Website.
Sunken Well Tavern is open daily Mon-Friday 11-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm