May 11 & 12, 2017

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Who: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College and Adult.

What: Unleash the artist in you! Join us for downtown Rochester’s 7th annual skateboard art exhibition  and competition! Participants are given a blank skateboard deck to use as their canvas; any medium is acceptable for 2 and 3-dimensional pieces.

Where: Completed artwork will be placed on display throughout as many as 50 businesses in
downtown Rochester. Onlookers can enjoy and admire these uniquely designed pieces of artwork
while strolling in and out of businesses.

When: May 11 & 12, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

Deck Cost: $20.00 (plus tax) Registration and deck pick up at South Street Skateshop (410 Main).

Judging: A panel of judges will choose a winner in each category. Prizes awarded.

Sell Your Deck Art: All proceeds belong to you; or keep your artwork, it’s yours!!



  • Registration begins January 30; deadline to register is Friday, April 21. Forms will be available at the Rochester DDA (308 1/2 Main), South Street Skateshop (410 Main) and here beginning January 30.
  • Drop off registration forms and pick up decks ONLY at South Street Skateshop (410 Main), January 30 - April 21.
  • Submit completed artwork April 24- May 5 to Rochester DDA (308 1/2 Main).
  • Find your board’s location during Deck Art on May 11 & 12.
  • Artwork will remain on display through Friday, May 19.

The Events

The Thursday Night Kickoff will take place on May 11 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Attendees will preview Deck Art 2017 and enjoy street-side musical performances by Jennifer Kincer & Friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Kids can also partake in a craft activity located outside 308 Main from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

Deck Art 2017 will continue Friday, May 12 with the official Competition and Exhibition Crawl from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. The Crawl will begin at any participating business where attendees and artists can pick up the official “Crawl” maps. Artists aren't informed of their artwork's placement, so they must “crawl” from business to business until their artwork is found. Enjoy street-side musical performances by Jennifer Kincer & Friends from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. The kids’ craft will continue outside of 308 Main and there will be a special performance by the Saline Fiddlers from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the corner of E. Fourth & Main.

A panel of judges from Painting with a Twist (Rochester Hills location) will select one winner from the five categories – elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and adult. Winning decks will be identified with a special ribbon. 


participating businesses

East Side

Penn Station East Coast Subs
146 Main

Chomp Deli & Grill
200 Main

Reno Chiropractic
115 E. Third

Tasco Family Chiropractic
115 E. Third

RE/MAX Defined
125 E. Third

The Home Bakery
300 Main

Red Knapp's Dairy Bar
304 Main

Kabin Krusers Oyster Bar
306 Main

The Urban Merchant
314 Main

O'Connor's Public House
324 Main

Bologna Via Cucina
334 Main

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
336 Main

4th Street Boutique
116 E. Fourth

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
400 Water

Aurum Design Jewelry
400 Main

Wanderlust Boutique
404 Main

Smith Jewelers
406 Main

MI State of Mind
408 Main

South Street Skateshop
410 Main

Sumo Sushi
418 Main

Studio One Salon
420 Main

Three Dog Bakery
422 Main

Rochester Bike Shop
426 Main

@ Home Furniture
434 Main

436 Main

Tutus & Tendus
120 E. University

Royal Park Hotel
600 E. University

Framer's Workshop
528 N. Main

West Side

Bean & Leaf Café
439 Main

The Funky Frog Children's Resale Boutique
433 Main

James & Olive
431 Main

Green's Art Supply
429 Main

Mr. B's Food & Spirits
423 Main

ché bella
419 Main

417 Main

Holy Cannoli's
415 Main

Rush Antiques
411 Main

Rochester Sports Cards & Memorabilia
407 Main

Rojo Mexican Bistro
401 Main

4th Street Chiropractic
117 W. Fourth

Envoy Mortgage
120 W. Fourth

Penny Black
124 W. Fourth

Chase Bank
339 Main

Hibachi House
335 Main

Simply the Best Boutiques
331 Main

Sole Sisters
329 Main

Kruse & Muer
327 Main

Kimi K Salon & Spa
313 Main

Haig's of Rochester
311 Main

Talulah Belle
307 Main

The Meeting House
301 Main

Designhaus p.l.l.c Architecture
301 Walnut

Fieldstone Winery
223 Main

Main Street Billiards
215 Main

Olive Vinegar
205 Main

The Cupcake Sation
205 Main

Too Ra Loo Corner Grill & Bar
139 Main

Georgio's Pizza & Pasta
117 Main