Skate on the Art at Camp Washington’s Interactive ‘SkateABLE vs Non’ Exhibit
SkateABLE vs Non — an indoor skatepark that merges the creativity of skateboarding with community — runs through Oct. 17 at People Liberty’s new Camp Washington storefront gallery on Colerain Avenue.
Inside, the space is filled with handmade quarter-pipes, various ramps and spines awash with bold colors. The sound of skateboards landing tricks — or skaters wiping out — is in harmony with the wafting lo-fi Punk music, reminiscent of Surf Rock. Creating all this was a large undertaking, built mainly by four people: Ali Calis, Scott Licardi, Zach Kincaid and Jill Cleary.
Though the group has created similar DIY parks in the past, they’ve generally been in someone’s driveway or garage. But this time they were backed by one of People’s Liberty’s $15,000 Globe Grants.| Photos by Patty Salas