Smart Bets: PUSH Tunisia

PUSH Skateshop and Gallery functions as an art gallery, an advocacy group for skaters and a video production company. The Patton Avenue hub finds a match in PUSH Tunisia, an international project unrelated to Asheville's PUSH. The two PUSHs host an art show and a screening of “a skateboard 'artivism' film and art mashup featuring a group of skateboarders and street artists in Tunisia 11 months after the revolution.” That group includes skaters and street artists from Jordan, Dubai, Egypt, Israel and the U.S. According to press, “This eclectic crew — known collectively as theBedouins … took respite from the chaos in the streets to turn the looted house of the incarcerated politician Imed Trabelsi … into a makeshift skate park and street art exhibition.” Friday, Aug. 24, 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Silent art auction to benefit theBedouins collective. http://pushtoyproject.com.

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