The Blake Baldwin Skate Park will be closed Sunday, September 30 to allow artists to refresh the graffiti art covering the grounds.
After the surfaces are prepared, the public is invited to watch the artists working at approximately 3 p.m.
The CRE8nSK8 Project of the Norman Public Arts Board first covered the park and skate ramps with contemporary street art last September. This Sunday, the artists will reconvene to refresh their work from the wear-and-tear of daily use of the park.
Artists for the project included: Mark Vass, Derek Vosten, Erik McCullough, Dylan Bradway, John Babbitt, Dusty Gilpin, Eric Baker, Todd Renshaw, Jesse Williams and lead artist Andy Jacobs. Portions of the original project allowed volunteers to participate in the creation of the graffiti art.
The CRE8nSK8 project won the Oklahoma Recreation & Parks Society’s Award of Excellence this past spring.
In addition to the Public Arts Board, the CRE8nSK8 Project is endorsed by Norman Arts Council, the Norman Parks Board and the City of Norman. The money for the project came from donations made to the Art in Public Places Fund.
The Blake Baldwin Skate Park is located at the northeast corner of Andrews Park at 201 West Daws Street. For more information on the CRE8nSK8 project, please contact Norman Arts Council at email@example.com or by calling 405-360-1162.