Published on April 2, 2019 by
  • Juxtapoz Magazine


Last Friday, a few hundred folks rolled out to San Francisco’s First Amendment Gallery for the adidas Showcase. The corner of 6th and Howard was popping off for the event, bringing out skateboarders, sign-painters, local artists, and a whole array of San Francisco’s ever-dwindling creative class. Inside the gallery, art from all around the Bay Area hung on the walls, turning the spotlight on some of the best artists in the world of skateboarding.

The free drinks were flowing and the music blaring, as DJ Lady Q and later Commissure served up music for the event. Everyone certainly made a point to get plenty of sleep for Saturday’s skate event, where some of the best Bay Area rippers competed for cash prizes on the ramps adidas set up on Jessie Street. With Thrasher’s physical store next door, and the magnetically charismatic Gary Rogers on the megaphone, skateboarding’s omnipotent presence was alive and well in San Francisco.

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