Rochester, Michigan – January 18, 2022 – Downtown Rochester is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 12th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2022. Artists are asked to provide their unique work on a blank skateboard deck. Winning pieces will be picked in each category by a panel of judges, and prizes will be awarded. Deck Art is scheduled for May 12 & 13.

This year’s event is expected to include as many as 50 local merchants, transforming Deck Art into a Downtown Rochester crawl. Completed artwork will be artfully displayed throughout participating restaurants and businesses for onlookers to enjoy. Last year’s Deck Art drew close to 400 artists from all-over South-Eastern Michigan. In the past, the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, as well as Canada were represented.

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host both the Thursday Night Kickoff on May 12, and continues Friday on May 13, both from 5:00 – 9:00pm. The events will include unique artwork, music, shopping and more. Specific event details will be available in the coming months.

Registration for Deck Art begins Tuesday, February 1. Registration forms can be found online at Submit completed registration forms to South Street Skateshop (410 Main). There is a registration Fee of $20.00 (plus tax) for one blank skateboard deck. The registration deadline is Friday, April 8.

South Street Skateshop Winter Hours:

February 1 thru March 2

Monday – Saturday: 11:00am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

March 3 thru March31

Monday – Wednesday: 11:00am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

Beginning April 1

Monday – Friday: 11:00am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

For more information on Downtown Rochester events visit or call 248-656-0060.


Jan 20, 2022, Rochester.Life Staff

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