Skate & Skin Art Show

Welcome to the Skate & Skin Art Show, AKA the raddest day of the year! This all-day event features skateboards, tattoos, food trucks, and some of the coolest artists around. Join us at Phaze One Skate Shop on Saturday, May 18th to see some stellar artwork by Tallahassee’s skate and design communities!

This page is your go-to hub for all information regarding the event – from entering the art show, to getting your design-themed tattoos, all the way to voting for your favorite deck on the night-of. See the timeline below for key dates:

March 25th – May 10th, 2019: Deck Drop-Off

May 10th, 2019: Skate Deck Submission Deadline

May 18th, 2019: Skate & Skin Art Show

Location: Phaze One Skate Shop
Time: 1PM – 7PM

The Skate & Skin Art Show features a collection of out-of-this-world skate decks designed by regional artists. Anyone is welcome to participate, and there are no limits to what you can make. Along the course of the day show-goers will browse the artworks and vote for their favorite boards. At the end of the night we’ll announce several winners to take home some seriously awesome prizes!

How do I enter the show?

All you need to do is fill out this submission form and hand it in along with your completed skate deck before the deadline. That’s it! Completed decks and submission forms may be dropped off at any of the following locations between March 25th – May 10th, 9AM – 5PM, M-F:

Florida State University
Contact: Brittany Gress,
296 Champions Way
University Center C, Suite C6140
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Marketing For Change
Contact: Jesse Taylor,
117 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Contact: Conner Hill,
1497 Market Street
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Where can I order a blank Skate Deck?

There are no limits to what kind of deck you can use in the show – this includes old and re-purposed skate decks! If you’d like to purchase new however, here are a few available sources:

Phaze One Skate Shop

Play It Again Sports

What is the deadline to submit?

The deadline to submit your piece to the show is May 10th, 2019. Be sure to bring your completed submission form and hand it in along with your deck.

Are there any medium restrictions?

Short answer – no! We encourage you to think outside the box when designing your skate deck. From painting, printing, sawing, electrical rigging and more, we want to see the craziest boards you can produce. They DO NOT have to be rideable.

Long answer – keep the installation of your work in mind, which our team will be handling prior to the event. Unless otherwise stated in your submission form, we will be hanging all skate decks from the wall in Phaze One. Some decks may be interactive or too heavy to hang; in this case, your submission form includes a section where you can specify how you’d like your piece to be installed. We will try our best to accommodate within the limitations of the space.

How will people vote on my deck?

During the event there will be a voting table where attendees can cast their votes for their favorite deck along the course of the day. Decks will be identified by title and artist. At the end of the night, all votes will be tallied and winners will be announced!

Can I sell my deck at the Show?

Yes! If you’d like to put your deck up for sale, simply include the price on your submission form in the designated section. We will put the price on your deck’s title card, and any interested parties can contact a board member at the front table. We will connect them to you to complete the sale!

Will I get my deck back afterward?

Yes, there will be an opportunity at the end of the night for all artists to collect their artwork. We will disassemble all installations after the event, during which artists can either stick around to get their deck or arrange to pick it up from any of the drop-off locations the following day. If you would like to take your board home or are a buyer who purchased a deck, please wait until after winners have been announced to take them.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Bark has graciously offered to display all decks in their space after the show! If you’d like your board to continue showing, just leave it to us after Skate & Skin and we will hang it for you at The Bark. Decks will be up starting Wednesday, May 22nd and will retain all relevant information on the title cards for potential buyers to contact you.

Is there a hashtag for this event?

#SkateandSkin19 for life! Use this hashtag when posting WIP shots and sneak peaks of your deck so we can share with the community!

We’re also excited to announce a very special hashtag giveaway!

We have a very limited run of these sweet custom stickers for the show. To win a pack, share one image about Skate & Skin, tag AIGA Tallahassee and use the hashtag #SkateandSkin19Take selfies, pictures of the decks, or show off your sweet new tattoos on the night-of! We’ll announce the winner at the end of the night.

Need inspiration?

Check out some of the sweet ideas from these Galleries:

Crazy Skateboard Designs
Skate or Design
Last Concept Shop
The Skateroom

Finally, sign up to this email list for reminders about deadlines, updated resources, and other relevant info as the date nears:

What goes better with artsy skateboards than some totally sick tattoos? In celebration of Tallahassee’s creative scene, we’ve prepared a flash-sheet of specialty design-themed tattoos, all created by local artists! Come get inked on the spot at Euphoria Tattoos, with your choice of design from the set. The best part? Each one goes for $80. It’s first-come first-serve, so get your name in early for one of these sweet tats.

Tattoo flash sheet

View the full set of available tattoos below!

Tattoos by Luis Gonzales at Euphoria will begin at 12PM and end at 6PM. Show up to their location and reserve a spot as early as possible – they will be first come first serve. Each tat goes for $40, color optional!

May 18th, 2019: Skate & Skin Show

          12PM – 6PM                Tattoo Sign-Up at Euphoria Tattoos (First come, first serve)
          1PM – 6PM                  Voting and Raffle Entry, Decks on Display at Phaze One
          5PM                              Skate Deck Art Show
          6PM – 6:30PM           Voting Ends, Winners Announced
          7PM                              Event Ends


This Event is Proudly Sponsored by


By AIGA Tallahassee President
Published March 19, 2019