Polk Museum of Art proudly presents a selection of contemporary artworks associated with skateboarding in the new exhibition, “All Decked Out,” which will be on display in the Perkins Gallery from April 26 through July 20.
As part of Innoskate 2014, this exhibition will celebrate the artistic and innovative spirit of skateboarding. Polk Museum of Art is proud to host an exhibition of contemporary artworks that smack of the edgy aesthetic so often associated with skating. Co-organized by Chad and Suzie Cardoza, two Tampa-based artists and independent curators of all things skate, this exhibition includes a diverse checklist of works by artists from around the country. Painted skate decks, skateboard photography, skate-related sketches, and assembled sculptures will coalesce to provide audiences a renewed glimpse into the unique and creative state of contemporary skateboard culture.
Innoskate, created in 2013 in Washington, D.C., is a Smithsonian Institution festival focused on sharing skateboard culture’s widespread innovative and creative spirit with public audiences. This year, Polk Museum of Art is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation and the City of Lakeland to present Innoskate 2014, which will be held in conjunction with Go Skateboarding Day on Saturday, June 21.
Join professional skateboarders and Smithsonian representatives in exploring the intersection of art and innovation through the lens of skateboarding culture. Events will include skating, clinics, panel discussions and more — at the Lakeland SkatePark on Lake Bonny (from 9 a.m.-noon) and Team Pain obstacles, skateboard art exhibitions, panel discussions and demonstrations at PMoA (from 1 to 3 p.m.).
Also join us for Friday night’s Innoskate Kickoff Party from 6-10 p.m. (June 20) at Polk Museum of Art. The event will feature live music, Team Pain skate spots in the parking lot, skateboard art exhibitions and food trucks.
See the June 20 and 21 schedule of events on the Polk Museum of Art website.
Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for Museum members. General admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors (62 and older). Children and students with student IDs are admitted for free. Special exhibition fees may apply. Admission is free to all on Thursdays, thanks to our partnership with the Chao Foundation; Fridays, thanks to BB&T; and Saturdays, thanks to MIDFLORIDA. The Museum is fully accessible.