The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is launching its new exhibit, Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Art, with a skateboard parade through Midtown followed by a midday performance by 5BORO NYC, a professional skate team, on a street course outside the museum.
The fun kicks off at 11am at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue (line up at 10:30 am) where Skate Peachtree Parade begins. Anyone with a board is welcome to join the decks as they roll down Peachtree.
Upon arrival at MODA, guests will be treated to an outdoor skate show by the 5BORO NYC skate team (11 am – 1 pm). Food trucks will be selling snacks.
Inside the museum (regular museum admission applies to indoor visitors), between 1 and 5 pm, guests can view the exhibition, which includes hundreds of decks, a fine art display, video projections and more. Well known skateboard artists Sean Cliver, Andy Howell, Wes Humpston, Lance Mountain, Michael Sieben, and Steve Olson, as well as curator W. Todd Vaught, will be at MODA to answer questions and to sign decks. Tickets are $10 adult; $5 college student; $8 military/educator/senior.
There will also be skateboard paraphernalia for sale in the gift shop too.
Join in later that evening for Skate It, Hang It or Drink It at the W Midtown. An official after party, this free entrance, cash bar event will offer additional opportunities to rub elbows with the creative skater elite. MODA will be onsite selling special Skate‐oriented memberships. These memberships feature a special graphic membership card and an invitation to an ultra‐hip private party at the end of the summer.
Museum Hours for the exhibit through September 16:
Tuesday through Saturday: 10am‐5pm