On Saturday, June 16, MODA will celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Skate It or Hang It?! The Evolution of Skateboard Art, with Skate Peachtree!
The action-packed day will include a skateboard parade from the Fox Theater to MODA, a skateboard demonstration by the 5Boro Crew from New York City, and a chance to meet some of skateboarding’s iconic artists.
The schedule of events is as follows:
10:30am: Participants meet at the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue
11:00am: Participants skate Peachtree from the Fox to MODA (16th Street)!
11:30am: Public Skate demonstration by the 5BORO Crew from NYC on Peachtree Street between 15th and 16th Streets. All are welcome.
Music by DJ Mike Beaver
The Museum does not have dedicated parking. We recommend that you take MARTA to the Arts Center Station or park at LAZ Parking at 1337 Peachtree Street. Unauthorized cars parked in the lot below MODA’s facility will be towed as this lot belongs to the Fulton County Public Library and other local businesses.
12:45pm: Public demo by the 5BORO Crew ends.
1:00pm: Skate It or Hang It?! The Evolution of Skateboard Art opens at MODA. Skateboard artist Sean Cliver, Andy Howell, Wes Humpston, Lance Mountain, Michael Sieben, and Steve Olson will be in the galleries talking about their work and signing autographs. Atlanta-based artists Alex (HENSE) Brewer and Charlie Owens will also be on hand.
Vitamin Water will be offering “Board Doctor” services on the plaza in front of MODA. Lucky skaters will get free board repair and Vitamin Water stickers
5:00pm: MODA closes for the day
6:00pm: After-party, Skate It, Hang It, or Drink It?!, begins at the W Midtown. The party is open to all. There will be a cash bar featuring skate-themed drinks like Andy Howell’s “The Last Mojito” and “5Boro’s Kick Turn”