Why wait for the fireworks? Shops Around Lenox is kicking off Fourth of July festivities early with Skate and Art Jam — an interactive art exhibit in conjunction with the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA).
The event, from 3 p.m. until dark, will include skateboarding demonstrations by professional skateboarders. An artist alley will feature work by 12 Atlanta-based artists, graffiti lessons by local graffiti artist HENSE and painting demos by Chris Hamer. To keep attendees fueled, area food trucks will be serving their fare, Vitaminwater will have giveaways and Sam Flax will set up a comfort station for visitors to recover from the heat.
The event ties in to the “Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Art” exhibition on display at MODA until Sept. 16. The exhibition examines the visual aspects of skateboarding by presenting skateboard art in a broad range of styles, imagery and visual expression.
“Working with the Museum of Design Atlanta makes this an exciting event for us,” said Eric Weatherholtz, owner of Shops Around Lenox. “Atlanta has a great, thriving art scene and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase some of that work.”
Admission to Skate Art Jam is free and open to the public.
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Shops Around Lenox is located at 3400 Around Lenox Road NE.