ROCHESTER, MI, January 13, 2023 - Downtown Rochester is calling all artists: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, and Adult to participate in Downtown Rochester’s 13th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition: Deck Art 2023.

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 2023 is scheduled for May 11 & 12.

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 Southeast 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 11, and continues Friday on May 12, both from 5pm to 9pm. 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 Wednesday, February 1. Registration forms can be found online at DDA Deck Art Website. 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 (while supplies last). The registration deadline is Friday, April 7.

South Street Skateshop Hours

WINTER HOURS: Feb 1 to Feb 28:

Monday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm and CLOSED on Sunday.

Mar 1 to Mar 31:

Monday – Wednesday, 11am to 6pm.

Thursday, 11am to 8pm.

Friday & Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

Sunday, CLOSED

Beginning April 1:

Monday - Friday, 11am to 8pm.

Saturday, 11am to 6pm.

Sunday, CLOSED

For more information on Downtown Rochester events, please call 248-656-0060 or visit the DDA Website.


January 17, 2023, Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Rochester.Life

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