Art for Skateparks in Bend

You know the conditions must be rough when snowboarders are organizing for a skatepark fundraiser midseason. Can we get a little snow over here in the Northwest? Seriously. Anyway, Art Auction Fund Raiser for Bend’s Division Street Skatepark Project February 25th. Be there.

Bend’s Division Street Skatepark Project (DSSP) will be holding their third annual PUSH Art Auction on Friday February 25 from 6pm – 10pm at the old Boomtown location in downtown Bend. PUSH features custom skate deck art from over 50 local, regional, and national artists, such as Adam Haynes, Aaron James Draplin, Kellie Talbot, Quincy Quigg, Wes Youssi, Jesse Lockwood and Dana Mckenzie.

The PUSH Art Auction is a family friendly event and will feature complementary food and beverages from Deschutes Brewery, Typhoon, Parilla Grill, and Whole Foods. This year’s event will also feature a raffle including a complete skateboard complements of The Skateboard Store, a complete longboard complements of The Longboard Store, a Nitro snowboard, along with other swag from Blood Wizard, Shnar Skateboards, and The Company Skateboards, just to name a few!

The custom skateboards will be auctioned off in a silent auction beginning at 6pm and commencing at 10. Several local DJs will be spinning throughout the event and ALL proceeds from the event will go to the Division Street Skatepark Project (DSSP).

The Division Street Skatepark Project is the brainchild of local skaters dedicated to building a skatepark in Bend. Situated on Division Street under the Bend Parkway, the potential location for the park is currently vacant and strewn with large boulders. The project crew, comprised of volunteers who have dreamt of such an opportunity for years, has formed a 501 (c)3 nonprofit in order to secure grants and funds for building the park. Inspired by Burnside Skatepark in Portland, the founders plan to follow their example by building a skatepark to the highest standards and maintaining control of the project through development and usage. Progress is being made and details will be shared at the event.