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"Cracked Pavement" L-R: Work by Dylan Strait, Kevin Horn

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Cracked Pavement: Twin Cities Skateboarding - Then & Now

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from July 19-Aug. 3
1-7 p.m.
Free; $5 for opening and closing receptions
Art, Galleries, Sports - Spectator

With snow and ice covering the ground for much of the year, it’s amazing that the Twin Cities skate scene has been going strong for decades. As national pro athletes arrive in Minnesota to compete in the X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium, Gamut Gallery will be going local, revisiting our history and culture through skate-inspired art. Jeremy Lindvig reworks and restores vintage skate decks, repairing the wood and iconic artwork. Kevin Horn captures skater moves with a rare subtlety and skill. Dylan Strait’s inky illustrations will give older skaters flashbacks, recalling the classic skate-punk aesthetic: crushed beer cans, zombie faces, miscellaneous filth. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 19, featuring a pizza truck, raffle, and music by DJ Slamdunkapher. Local film shorts will screen during a closing-night party from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 3.