Skateboard Art Helps Kids in Small Texas Town Find Their Inner Weird
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LOOP gives kids hands-on experience with creative endeavors, from screenprinting a poster for Taylor’s annual rodeo to participating in a 2013 letter-writing campaign to ask 50 artists to send them a work of art on a blank skateboard deck. Those letters were the first step in what has been a two-year effort to raise money for a future Taylor skateboard park. In the end, their 50 letters resulted in 116 decks (the blanks were supplied by CreateAskate), which, when auctioned, netted almost $28,000.
This year, Project LOOP is at it again with a second, and final, auction that will feature decks by more than 150 artists, including Simpson’s creator Matt Groening, “insurgent” artist Paul Imagine, and Mondo’s Rob Jones. The goal is to collect an additional $50,000 for the cause.