The Foundation Spot’s Foundation Hellraiser

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On Saturday, May 21st, the Asheville Skate Foundation is collaborating with A​rts 2 People during the R​iver Arts District Artists’ Studio Stroll (May 19th through 22nd) and alongside our friends with B​urners & BBQ t​o host an E​PIC p​arty in the River Arts District, and we want YOU to be in on the fun! Make your tax­deductible donation today and be one of the inaugural supporters of The Foundation Spot during T​HE FOUNDATION HELLRAISER!

Funds support our new INSURANCE POLICY and NEW RAMPS and other amenities to maintain our skateable sculpture park!

The Foundation Spot is a DIY skateable sculpture park built by volunteers with the help of PUSH Skateshop. It draws swarms of locals and visitors from around the country. Located behind the Riverview Station in the emerging Foundation Studios of Asheville’s River Arts District, the Spot has become a beacon for grassroots creativity and radical exercise. The Spot is free and open to anyone who wants to appreciate the art or ride the terrain. It is surrounded by an extensive and beautiful collection of murals, created by some

of Asheville’s most talented artists.

Come out on Saturday to enjoy live music & DJs, local beer & food vendors, free activities for the whole family, and most importantly the Skateboard Extravaganza!

“PUSH Skateshop & Gallery is a community­minded, skateboarder­owned establishment started in 2005andlocatedintheheartofdowntownAsheville. PUSHhasbeenavitalpartofTheFoundation Spot since its very humble beginnings and has, along with many hardworking members of the skate community, been instrumental in the construction, preservation, and continued evolution of this DIY creative space” ­ Rob Sebrell, owner of PUSH in Downtown Asheville
For our SPONSORS:​Support our event with critical infrastructure such as a sound system, beer, water, hospitality, supplies, people­power, printing, and more! (Contact us!)

We are expecting 3,000 attendees from our beautiful Asheville as well as friends and skateboard enthusiasts from across the country!

Please save the date for May 21st and join us for this inaugural event.

ABOUT THE ASHEVILLE SKATE FOUNDATION:

A collective of professional artists, skateboarders, community leaders and local business executives, the Asheville Skate Foundation is dedicated to keeping the Foundation Spot open on private land while supporting volunteer management and participation by people of all ages. We are honored to accept your tax­deductible donation through our friends Arts 2 People, a 501(c)3 non­profit. Please make donations out to Arts 2 People with special note “for The Foundation Spot.”

ABOUT ARTS 2 PEOPLE

Arts 2 People is a grassroots, community activist, arts and social service organization that has been working in the community on behalf of emerging arts projects like the Foundation Spot for two decades. A2P produced 15 years of LAAFF, and is the group responsible for the popular landmark Lexington Gateway mural at I­240 and Lex, and several other important murals in AVL. Over the years, A2P has moved well over a million dollars around in the community, incubating literally hundreds of creativity based businesses and endeavors.

 

QUESTIONS?

Arts 2 People:
Kitty Love montessa828@gmail.com 828­216­8815

Foundation Spot:
Rob Sebrell ­ Push Skate Shop 828­225­5509 pushtoyproject@yahoo.com

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About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist.

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