Green Flash Brew it Forward: Washington Skate Park

a1gFWnw1114443265Green Flash is one of the better breweries in our city. They have started a series of events to help others out! This one benefits Washington Street Skatepark and is this Saturday, April 27th. You should come out, have a few beers with me and buy some art to help the only DIY skatepark in our city stay open.

Here’s the official blurb from Green Flash:

As part of our charitable series we’ll be Brewing it Forward between 3pm – 9pm for an Art Show & Fundraising Raffle with community run Washington St. Skate Park Association.The volunteers from Washington Street Skatepark are curating a site specific art show for the tasting room that will be up for one day only.  Featuriung the works of over 20 artists, all peieces will be available for purchase on the day of the event and money raised will benefit the park.Green Flash will be donating $1 of every full glass of beer in any style to the park for the duration of the event and running a ‘Keep the Glass’ special on the downtown glassware series.

Washington St. Skate Park History:
The year was 1999. The number of skateboard parks in San Diego was zero.  Without any designated area to preform their art ticketing and incarceration of skateboarders becomes an ongoing problem for local skaters of the day.  In April 1999, skaters showed up at the squalid, vacant site on the corner of Washington Street and PCH, where the homeless once slept and drug users discarded used needles. Here is where few locals began their vigilante agenda to build a skate park for skaters by skaters. Taking queues from the locals in Portland Oregon who created Burnside, the first DIY skatepark, this small group began mixing concrete and plying their trade.

Art Show: 3pm-9pm

Food Truck: Miho Gastrotruck

Raffle & Silent Auction

All ages welcome

Artists: Canyon Kelley | Mike Fleemon  | Nick Simich  | tugboat studios | | Chris Adams | Brian Fick | Ashley Montoya  | Mikey Hottman | Brenden Klein | Asa Lee Crow IV | Brooks Fritz  | Pat Bieck | Rhino | POD | Peter Gunn | Asa Crow IV | Soup | Neil Blender | Russ Pope | John Lucero | Eric | Dressen | Ben Horton | Sam Muller | BB Bastidas | Al Partenen

Event Sponsors include : Sector 9 skateboards | Gullwing trucks | Lifetime tattoo | Bassturd | Route 44 Skate shop |Squeegee Prints Screen printingTower bar/Til2 club | Typical culture Online Magazine | Street Evil | Leather and silver | Sauce zine | Thrasher magazine | Independent Trucks| Green Door Skateboards & Records | Deluxe distribution | Lowcard Mag | Crazee Burger | Luigis Pizza | Shrunken Head Skate shop | Transportation Unit | Edison MFG CO. Leather works | Creature Skateboards

Here’s a flyer I stole from Typical Culture:


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