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Slanted Canvas - Skate Ramp Art, Beer, Tunes, DönerMen, party till 2 AM

  • 2525 N Elston Chicago, il 60647 (map)


A WCR Art Ramp Showcase: Hosted by Genesis Art Supply

 A two day social experiment combining skaters and artists. Skaters built ramps, and artists have painted them.

85% of all ramps have been created out of recycled wood. 

Event Breakdown

The event will be held at Genesis Art Supply's wonderful Event Space. Over 8,000 square feet inside, plus an open parking lot. Which will consist of more ramps, DönerMen food truck, and green vibes on the lawn.  

This event is a fundraiser, and has plenty of production costs. We are asking for asuggested donation. 

Night 1: July 31st  

  • gallery reception (7:00 - 9:00 ) to the sounds of a string performance by  sylvie grace on Cello, and Michele on the harp 
  • skate demonstration (9:00 - 9:15)
  • DJ set (9:30 - 2:00am)

Night 2: August 1st

  • reception (9:00 - 9:30)
  • award ceremony (9:45 - 10:00)
  • music performance (10:15 - 11:00)
  • dj (11:15 – 2:00)


Windy City Riot 

WCR is the longest running skate comp in the world. (in-line skate world) This will be our 14th consecutive Riot. people come in from all over the nation, predominately the Mid west. The goal of hosting this party on behalf of WCR is to collaborate within different cultures, and welcome competitors from out of town to Chicago's rich culture. The aim is to make this a celebration of cultural collaboration, Not an inline specific event. Inline skaters, Skateboarders, and artists are participating in ramp building, painting, and skating during the event.