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Skateboarders Take Over Peachtree

A skateboarding demo on Saturday introduced "Skate It or Hang It?! The Evolution of Skateboard Art," a new exhibit at the Museum of Design Atlanta.

Peachtree was overrun with an unusual kind of traffic on Saturday when skateboarders - who had made their way from the - set up a variety of ramps and bars in front of the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA).

The event, which featured a skateboard demonstration from the 5Boro Crew of New York City, kicked off a new MODA exhibit about skatebaord art. The demo was well-attended by Atlanta skateboarders, who were invited to show their skills after the professionals took their turn. 

MODA's Skate It or Hang It?! The Evolution of Skateboard Art, examines the visual aspects skateboarding, a sport important to contemporary youth culture since the 1970s, by presenting a broad range of styles, imagery, and visual expression in skateboard art. With a broad focus on skateboard graphics—in particular the styles and methods used to embellish skateboard decks—the exhibition will appeal to a broad range of skateboarders, designers and artists and to Atlanta’s youth in general.

It runs through Sept. 16.

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