The 50/50.2 Auction has now concluded and we're happy to announce that we raised another 45k to go towards the skatepark! We would like to send a A BIG thanks to all our 50/50.2 artists and gracious exhibition sponsors! Please check out the videos below to learn more and stay tuned as we begin the interactive design phase with the kids in January with Evergreen Skateparks!
Austin Land and Cattle
Burro Cheese Kitchen
Investment Centers of America
Austin East Ciders
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Cherry Tree Creative
Circuit of The America's
Taylor Auto Credit
The Taylor Economic Development Corporation
The City of Taylor
What began in 2013 when LOOP students wrote letters to 50 artists around the country to work on raw skateboard decks from CreateAskate. Last year 116 finished works were auctioned off raising close to $28,000! Since then, we have been meeting City Officials and the Parks Department. The Parks Department now supports our cause. This is huge for us and we owe so much of it to you! We are now focused on providing a design and potential locations and we are very proud to announce a partnership with Evergreen Skateparks! Evergreen will lead a series of workshops with local youth and local riders to sculpt a design!
Our continuing goal is to make the entire process an educational experience for the kids, including:
- Learning to design in Sketch Up
- Building concrete forms on a half pipe test ramp
- Creating and giving presentations for the city council
- Learning landscape design and utilizing native species
- Learning project management skills
We are committed to doing this park the right way so even with the city's matching funds, we still need to raise more money, so we are gearing here we are with the 50/50 2.0. Our goal is to raise 50k this round. With this funding we can create something we can all be proud of!
More up to the minute info is available via our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM feeds.
2014 TAYLOR EXHIBITION
2014 VUKA EXHIBITION
2014 ARTIST REEL
2013 EXHIBITION VIDEO