Skating with Head Board Shop and some “youngin’s” from OneUp and possibly some guys from South Park Board Room. Hoping to bring it together or a great afternoon of skating to help the Pittsburgh area get an amazing new skate-plaza in Bellevue!
IF YOU’RE UNDER 18 AND WANT TO SKATE BRING YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN A WAIVER!!!
Bring your boards and get people to buy tickets!
Here’s what the facebook event says about it:
Artober Fest will feature craft beer, fine wine, local artists, live music, kid friendly art & craft stations, skateboarding, delicious food and much more. Visit bellevuepa.org for more information.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Block Party >> 1 – 6 p.m.
Lincoln Ave – Family Friendly & FREE
Music Line Up:
1-2 p.m. – Turpentiners
2:15-3:15 p.m. – Joy Ike
4-5 p.m. – Jill West & the Blues Attack
5:15-6:15 – Chasing Moira
Beer Truck provided by Penn Brewery
Live Art Battle>> 1–4 p.m.
Watch as artists create one of a kind pieces in real time… Winner will be determined by the crowd! Free to watch… votes are a buck! 100% of proceeds will go to the Bellevue Skate Plaza Project!
Live Art Battle Event on Facebook:
Art & Wine Crawl >> 5 – 8 p.m.
$12/single or $20/couple – Tickets are on sale NOW at the Borough Building and the following locations Acoustic Moose, Bite Bistro and Lincoln Barber. 100% of proceeds will go to the Bellevue Skate Plaza Project!
Purchase tickets on-line now:
After Party >> 8 – 10 p.m.
Bite Bistro – BYOB +21 Only – No Cover
Silent auction featuring art from the battle as well as some art from other artists participating in Artober Fest. 100% of proceeds will go to the Bellevue Skate Plaza Project!
Perris Deitrich will be one of the musical guests performing live at the Bite After Party.
Sponsored by Allegheny General Hospital – Suburban Campus, PNC, Fidelity Bank, American Eagle, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Bellevue Initiative for Growth and Revitalization, Bite Bistro, The Art Institutes & Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C.
Interested in participating as a vendor, volunteer or sponsor at the event… email us at email@example.com or visit bellevuepa.org
Pittsburgh (especially Bellevue and Plank Eye Board Shop) needs your help fundraising for a skate plaza to get installed in Bayne Park of Bellevue, PA.
So far we have $111,000 from a CBDG and $10,000 from a Tony Hawk Foundation Grant as well as Borough support. However to maintain grassroots momentum and help the borough w/ their $25,000 contribution, we need your financial support!
Please come and join our Game of SKATE competition for $10 on Go Skateboarding Day to help Pittsburgh get it’s first real skate plaza!
An insight into Pittsburgh’s DIY skate spot builders.
A.B.S. stands for Avalon Bellevue Skateboarders.
A.B.S. was a crew of friends that spent their time skateboarding, filming, and hanging out in Avalon and Bellevue. We skated the streets of Avalon Heights, Eugene Street, and all around town. We also took trips to B-cubed Skatepark, McKinley Skatepark and other street spots around the city. Alex, Karl and Zach Greif’s family had a camp out past grove city and we even traveled up there in our Volkswagens to skate the town of Franklin.
Bellevue has always had a huge skateboarding presence. Two groups of skateboarders started renegade skate-parks in an abandoned tennis court in town. Before the time of the A.B.S. crew, I was involved in the first renegade park. It basically consisted of a wooden table on concrete blocks, an old door propped up like a ramp on more concrete blocks, and other various trash-found obstacles. At the time, we didn’t understand that we couldn’t legally have the obstacles at the park. So the borough workers had no choice but to throw everything away. Another group of kids, years later, brought home-made grind boxes, rails and ramps to the same location. For some reason, this renegade park lasted for a longer period of time. Although the obstacles lasted longer, they were still confiscated and thrown away by borough workers. The skateboarder’s hearts were broken, but they understood that their belongings had to be removed from the park for legal reasons.
In the past 10 years, I have been out skateboarding with at least 50+ friends and local kids from the Bellevue area. Some still skateboard regularly and others wish they could skateboard more. In July of 2008, Brian Buck and I opened Plank Eye Board Shop in Bellevue. We have met and skated with a lot of people since opening our shop. The skateboarding presence in Bellevue has grown even stronger over the years. We started attending borough meetings to let the council know that we are here and we need a safe place to practice our skateboarding tricks. Now the skateboarding community’s enthusiasm for a safe place for active, constructive, and creative skateboarding has aligned with the borough council’s vision for a better Bellevue. Our efforts are quickly gaining strength for an attractive skate-plaza to be built at Bayne Park.
The A.B.S. video clips below are from a video I made as part of the AV crew at Northgate high school in 2003. It features a large group of friends that were dedicated to skateboarding and filming everyday. Karl Greif and I have gone on to college to pursue video production and currently work in the field. This just proves that skateboarding isn’t a waste of time and can lead kids in a positive direction. All of the local kids in town and kids from all over Pittsburgh are excited to learn more about the skate-plaza progress as the hype on the facebook group Bellevue PA Needs a Skate-Plaza!! shows!
Be sure to help our efforts for getting a skate-plaza by supporting our shop by shopping both online and in-store: http://www.PlankEyeBoardShop.com/ and by sharing this below and joining our facebook group Bellevue PA Needs a Skate-Plaza!!
and our page!
Also a DVD copy of the A.B.S. Video and other skateboard videos can be found here!
45 inches of craziness. New world record. Congratulations!
Skateboarders from all over Pittsburgh came out for the second annual Projekt 50/50 on January 15th at the Firehouse Lounge on Penn Ave. The show is called 50/50 because it features 50 boards made into works of Art by 50 aspiring Artists. The event was a big success. If you missed it, here are some photos of the awesome works of Art:
We have tons of skateboarding clothing, decks, trucks, wheels and more on sale this month. Take advantage of all the great prices.
Brandon Westgate has an amazing clean style. Cleanest tweaked kickflip I’ve seen at 2:33. Enjoy.
Apparently, some ramps and boxes dear to Johnny’s heart were burnt recently… If I were Johnny here’s what I’d imagine would be on his Christmas list:
Please contribute your thoughts, ideas, talents, efforts and hard cash to helping make Johnny Hero’s Christmas a happy one!!!
100% of all donations made here will go directly to Johnny Hero:
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