Cuba Skate: Art On Deck

November is chock full of skatedeck shows. Cope and I will have a skatedeck we painted together. All proceeds go to Cuba Skate, dedicated to supporting Cuba's skate culture and encourage citizens of the world to engage with these youths. IMG_0229

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Press Release: For Immediate Release: Contact: Miles Jackson October 10th, 2013 (202) 641-0497

Deep Space Arts Presents Cuba Skate: Art on Deck - Blossoming arts warehouse will be showcasing over 50 painted skateboards to benefit skateboarding in Cuba -

Washington, D.C. – DEEP SPACE Arts will be hosting a unique art exhibition to benefit the DC-based organization Cuba Skate. The gallery will feature custom, hand-painted and graphically designed skate decks, all of them up for silent auction. Over 50 artists from D.C., Los Angeles, Miami and New York, along with a few creatives from Latin America, have contributed more than 50 decks with their own taste of Cuban flavor. The decks will adorn the walls at Deep Space Arts, and guests will be invited to paint some skate decks of their own. The “Cuban hip-hop ambassador” DJ ASHO will be on the one’s and two’s throughout the evening.

DEEP SPACE Arts is a curatorial organization that provides a platform for interdisciplinary projects and programming. Artists and creators whose efforts are thoughtful and innovative use the DEEP SPACE network to present a broad range of contemporary art forms.

Cuba Skate started as a project in 2010 and is now a 501c3 nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Their aim is to support and grow the Cuban skateboarding community by providing access to equipment and renovated skateparks. In doing so, Cuba Skate hopes to foster a constructive environment for Cuban youth that will have a positive impact on the greater population. Skateboarding offers a unique opportunity to engage the next generation, particularly in a country where sport is such a profound and passionate part of culture. Cuba Skate expands the future for these skaters by creating a chance to continue skating year round. Co-founder Lauren Bradley states “We're very excited to be collaborating with so many dynamic and socially constructive artists. Not only will people learn more about the situation for Cuban skateboarders, but they can also tangibly give back and know that they’re contributing. It’s great to be a part of this positivity, we’re really thrilled!”

The event will be held Saturday, November 16th from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Union Arts DC DEEP SPACE Arts 3rd Floor Studio, 411 New York Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002. Admission will be free with a suggested donation and a $10 open bar. Cash or credit card accepted. All pieces of art will be up for silent auction starting at $50.

For more information on Cuba Skate, please visit the website at www.CubaSkate.com or email Miles Jackson at cubaskate@gmail.com.