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not all those who wander are lost

Came by to see how the ever evolving RIDE IT SKATE PARK is looking. This is a project created by Powerhouse Productions – check out the website HERE

From the website description:

RIDE IT SCULPTURE PARK
is a public park along the Davison Expressway, combining elements of skateboarding with public art and greenspace into a unique neighborhood landmark. Ride It is an evolving experience of art and skateable surfaces. Past projects include: two distinctive design/ build phases with notable skater/builders including Evergreen Skateparks; host to Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 19 event performed by legendary skater Lance Mountain; outdoor performances, videos, and music. An upcoming commissioned work by artist Nari Ward will transform the park’s eastern edge. Open every day from dawn ‘til dusk, Ride It provides outdoor space for all ages and from diverse backgrounds – social, economic and geographic – to constructively and creatively cross paths.
Phase 3 completed October 2017 with artist Nari Ward and Evergreen Skateparks
Phase 2 built October 2013 with Evergreen Skateparks
Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 19 with Lance Mountain took place January 2013
Phase 1 realized Summer 2012 with Northwest Concrete Structures

Photographic essays of Detroit and the surrounding region. Started in 2003 as a photo weblog, dETROITfUNK carried on as a photographic archive of the changing conditions in and around the City of Detroit.

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