The Generation Grind – Skateboard Art Show was recently on display at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, ON. The show ran from April 14-20th, and the grand opening event (Wednesday, April 16th) attracted over 250 people from the local skateboard and art community.
Generation Grind matched up local artists with students from the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) to collaborate on a series of boards based on their experiences as youth in the city.
Each board was available for auction, and the event raised over $1600 in support of the innovative OSF program. Below is a recap of the work put into creating the exhibit, and the finished boards that were on display.
Students teach their partnered artist how to build a skateboard from scratch!
Students press their laser etched decks, and a collaboration with the infamous artist Runt.
Pyrography collaboration with Champstiles Woodburning Toronto
OSF students show off their freshly etched veneers
Finished Lil' Rockit decks 1-9
Finished Lil' Rockit decks 10-20