We're Stoked About the Art of Skateboarding

South Side on board for charity

By Annie Potasznik
|  Friday, Nov 5, 2010  |  Updated 7:24 PM CDT
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'Dropin' South Side on Lamar tomorrow for a chance to rub shoulders with professional skateboarders, musicians, artists and other charitable folks.

Annie Potasznik, NBCDFW.com

'Dropin' South Side on Lamar tomorrow for a chance to rub shoulders with professional skateboarders, musicians, artists and other charitable folks.

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'Dropin' South Side on Lamar Saturday for a chance to rub shoulders with professional skateboarders, musicians, artists and other charitable folks.

"Guests can mix and mingle with a lot of professional skateboarders like John Comer. He's actually an amputee who grew up going to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital," said Tom Currie, art director of The Art of Skateboarding.

National and local arists have come together in the good sport of giving back to the community.

All proceeds from the Third Annual Art of Skateboarding benefit Scottish Rite.

Local artist Theo Ponchavelli used oil paints to create a nostalgic image of the late John Lennon on a skate deck. He was inspired by Beatle's song "Imagine" and Lennon's humanitarian ways.

"I made it with the hospital in mind, not to gain any fame or fortune but for the children at Scottish Rite Hospital," Ponchavelli said.

Thousands are expected to show up when doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance online or $30 at the door. Be sure and check out the after-party at the Palladium featuring a Beastie Boys cover band.  

Ch-Check It Out:

South Side on Lamar
1409 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
214-428-4848

Online:

theartofskateboarding.com

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