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Public Invited to Participate in Skateboard Art Competition in Rochester

Public Invited to Participate in Skateboard Art Competition in Rochester 

ROCHESTER, MI.- Last call for artists to participate in Downtown Rochester’s Eighth Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2018. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. All ages are welcome to participate. Categories include Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded. The deadline to register for Deck Art is April 13.

A total of 50 local merchants will participate in the event, transforming Deck Art 2018 into a downtown Rochester crawl. Completed artwork will be artfully displayed throughout participating restaurants and businesses for onlookers to enjoy. Participating Businesses include:

4th Street Boutique

@ Home Furniture

Aurum Design Jewelry

Bean & Leaf Café

Bizzy Buzz Artisan Market

Bologna Via Cucina

Chase Bank

Chomp Deli & Grill

Designhaus Architecture

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters

D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Envoy Mortgage

Fieldstone Winery

Framer’s Workshop

Green’s Art Supply

Haig’s of Rochester

Holy Cannoli’s

James & Olive

Kruse & Muer on Main

Lytle Pharmacy

Main Street Billiards

Mantra Vie

MI Detroit Roots

Mr. B’s Food & Spirits

O’Connor’s Public House

Penny Black Grill & Tap

Red Knapp’s Dairy Bar

RE/MAX Defined

Retro Fitness

Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Rochester Sports Cards & Memorabilia

Royal Park Hotel


Scarborough Square


Simply the Best Boutiques

Smith Jewelers

Sole Sisters

South Street

Sumo Sushi

Sweet Island Yogurt

Talulah Belle

The Cupcake Station

The Funky Frog Children’s Resale Boutique

The Home Bakery

The Meeting House

The Urban Merchant

Three Dog Bakery

Too Ra Loo Corner Grill & Bar

Tutus & Tendus

Deck Art 2018 is scheduled for May 10-11.  The Rochester Principal Shopping District (PSD) will host both the Thursday Night Kickoff on May 10, and Friday Night Crawl on May 11, both from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. The events will include unique artwork, entertainment, kid’s activities, and more.

All artists must register for Deck Art at South Street located at 410 Main Street. Registration forms can be found in-store, or online at There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 13. For more information visit or call 248.656.0060.

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