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Sidewalk Surf through Hermosa Skateboarding History with Boards Across Hermosa

The 3rd annual city-wide art installation is more than an art display, it’s an art and history walk! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Hermosa Beach Skate Park, and Boards Across Hermosa pays tribute to Hermosa’s unique role in the history of skateboarding. 

Using skateboards as the canvas, 50 artists have created one of a kind art that are featured alongside a factoid of Hermosa skateboarding history provided by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society -  all curated by local skating legend Cindy Whitehead. Boards are placed in 50 storefronts, creating a walking path along Pier and Hermosa Avenues, so that participants can start at The Source Cafe on Pier Avenue, continue down and turnaround at Hermosa Brewing Company, curve around at Guisado’s, and finish up at The Bike Shop, creating a fun and fascinating way to experience Hermosa Beach.

The skate art is up for auction with sales benefitting the Hermosa Beach Chamber Foundation and Indivisible Arts, a Hermosa non-profit a South Bay 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cultivating creativity, consciousness, and connection through the arts. The exhibit and auction comes to a close on April 20 at Indivisible Art’s State of the Art fundraising gala.

Artists range from professionals whose works sell for tens of thousands of dollars to Hermosa Valley art students just discovering their talent.

Skateboards have a meaningful history in Hermosa Beach. Skateboarding Hall of Fame icons, manufacturers, and innovators all started their careers here in Hermosa Beach, and in 1963, the first skateboarding competition was held at Hermosa’s Pier Avenue School (now the Hermosa Beach Community Center). Academy Award nominated Skaterdater (1966), the first skateboarding film ever made and nationally distributed by United Artists, was shot entirely in the South Bay. Today, skateboarding is a preferred mode of transportation in Hermosa, with skaters a constant sight in the street, the Strand, and parking structures throughout Hermosa.

Go see the skate art at businesses below!

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Boards on display at Hermosa businesses: Jan 15 - Mar 18

Art Walk: Feb 2, 2:00-7:00pm
Online Auction: NOW - April 20, 9:00pm

Thanks for attending our first Art Walk. Read about it here.

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Paired Businesses and Artists

Business Name (alpha) Artist Name
Amaloa Healing Arts Cesar Levy
Beach Beauty Aveda Salon Monika Kahlil
Beach Bound Sports Angelique Thermes Martin
Beck & Brix Home Josh Barnes/Love & Loyalty
Bone Audrey Gilmore
Coastal Nano Nobrega curated exhibit
Coastal Lane Nail Bar Emma Goeldner
Creamy Boys Hanni Schmeider
Cultured Slice Victoria White
curious…. Jessy/Titty City
Decadence Rachel Cudmore
Details Jayime Jean
El Tarasco Kevin Smigel
Encanto Eva Asiddao
Fox & Farrow Delilah Brien
Fritto Misto Ashley Huebner
Fundamental Coast Katy Jenssen
Guisado’s Marv Beltran
Gum Tree Shop & Cafe Rafael McMaster
Hermosa Brewing Co. Chip Herwegh
Hermosa Chamber John Vandeneykel
Inch Emily Tanaka
Japonica Adam Wagner
Jessica Rose Salon Chelsea Stambler
Kuleana Holistic Health Fiona Dowdee
Lucky 7 Coffee Nicole Sherman
Marlin Equity Ms. Ripley’s Hermosa Valley Art Students
Maximus Marie Recine
Mike's Guitar Parlor John Slocovich
Mimosa Salon Wink Barber
Oakberry Acai Bowls Jane Miho
Patrick Malloy’s Jennifer Sayre
Pedone’s Alex Hixson
Pier Medical Aesthetics Catherine DiSalle
Powers Realty Armelle Ngo
Red & Louie’s Wendy Stillman
Rockefeller Cafe Greg Horeczko
Seymour Jewelers Dan Wonderly
SoHo Yoga Erin Van Sloten
Soul Bungalow Danette Mitchell
Spyder Surf Francziska Steagall
The Bike Shop Sara Reedy
The Lighthouse Cafe Pieter Reed
The Source Cafe Kerry Stitt
Tower 12 Rob Graves
Uncorked Lynnie Sterba
Underground Riley Roberts
West Coast Sweat Marie Recine
Wicked+ Lui Amador
Zane’s Peter Marquis
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