Congratulations to ArtDeckO for taking 1st Place Judges Award last night at Realize Bradenton’s ArtSlam 2011. Geza Darrah and crew put together a hell of an event. Here are some words straight from the ArtDeckO Facebook page: “!!!!!ArtDeckO WON 1ST PLACE JUDGES AWARD at ARTSLAM, BRADENTON.. A CITY BUILT OF COLOR AND CULTURE.. IN ONE DAY. Our team took over a block with our spontaneous creation of skateboarding, building ramps, wall ride, halfpipe mixed with live art, graffiti, live bands, Dj, and stencil workshop for all ages painting their own skateboards and t-shirts.. WOW what a success everyone involved and THANKS so much for your participation to make something like this happen in the middle of DOWNTOWN BRADENTON..” I managed to get several photos, while also skating, meeting cool new people, and having a great time. Cheers…looking forward to next year’s ArtSlam. – Nicks.
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The Underground Skateshop crew put on a killer little demo last night at Realize Bradenton’s Party on the Plaza. Will Reinhardt set up his mobile skatepark in the parking garage of the First Bank building. A couple hundred people watched from the level above as Matt Flanagan, Matt Mellquist, Shannon Quiming, Jeremy Bealer, Cory Wash, Michael Andruzzi, Jake Blue, Josh Mitchell, Jimmy Sanchez, and the rest of the Underground family put down trick after trick for 30 minutes. The people in Bradenton seem to be very supportive of the skateboarding scene and are looking forward to the new Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark that should be completed in 2012. Big shout-outs to Will Reinhardt and the Underground Skateshop crew and Johnette Isham with Realize Bradenton for making the demo a reality.
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Saturday, May 21st, 2011:
Pro-Tec Pool Party Live Webcast at The Bricks
Blind This Is Not A Test video premiere at USS Catalyst
Pool Party Contest at Kona Skatepark
This Saturday, May 21st, get to downtown Bradenton for this! Realize Bradenton Presents: Party On The Plaza. Party On The Plaza is an outdoor evening of libations, food, live music by “Bradenton’s Own band” Have Gun Will Travel, skateboarding demos by the Underground Skate Shop Team, and much, much more! Click here for all of the details and to purchase tickets.
Have Gun, Will Travel – “Salad Days”:
This morning the Bradenton DDA unanimously approved the Realize Bradenton Riverwalk Concept Plan, of which a professionally built and designed concrete skatepark is a part of. On February 23rd at 6 pm, the Bradenton City Council will be voting on this matter, moving it even one more step closer to becoming a reality. There was a decent turnout of skatepark supporters at the meeting this morning, but at the meeting on February 23rd let’s show overwhelming support from all over Tampa Bay! So, mark your calendars now…Wednesday, February 23rd at 6 pm.