Bends 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 (910 NW Harriman on the corner of Harriman andGreenwood) 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, Dana MacKenzie and Eric Jensen. A sampling of the boards will be on display at Velvet in Downtown Bend, from February 3 rd until the 23 rd .
The PUSH Art Auction is a family-friendly event and will feature complimentary food and beverages from Deschutes Brewery, Typhoon, Parilla Grill, and Whole Foods. This years event will also feature a raffle including a complete skateboard compliments of The Skateboard Store, a complete longboard compliments 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 from 6pm-10pm. Emcees for the event this year are Jason Graham of MOsley WOtta and Spencer Curtis. 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 brain child 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 ofsuch 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.
Additional sponsors of the event include local marketing firm 14 Hands, Action Printing, Sonic Solutions, Plum Cocktails and Merry Making, and Island Wild Seafoods.