Part skate park, part secret pop-up art show, The Late Shift: Freestyle is the first of three late-night festivals over the course of the 2017 summer season. Experience a late-night art happening along the riverfront and in the Torpedo Factory.
Full line-up to be announced 6/21 for Go Skateboarding Day
6 pm: Preview
7 pm: Skate Park opens
7 – 10 pm: DJ set by SHARKEY
10 pm: Poetry Slam
11 pm: DJ set by SHARKEY
Midnight: Bounce out
Bring your ideas! There will be a table for future brainstorming of art activities and other pop-up ideas at Torpedo Factory.
About the Featured Artists
Born in Corinto, El Salvador, Josue Martinez is a passionate artist and graphic designer with more than fifteen years of experience creating inspired works of art. He studied at the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is the founder and head creative of Art in Promotions, a full-service graphic design firm. As a community artist, Josue has worked with a variety of youth and change-making organizations. Favorite media include pencils, computer graphics, and he has recently discovered metals.
KEYHAN’s a mixed media artist based in Arlington, Virginia. His interest in pop-art, surrealism, dadaism, low-brow street art, and fine art define the aesthetics of his works. His process often explores layers, textures/patterns, and contrasting themes that engages the viewer’s own introspection. Follow him online via @keyhansolo.
Musician, producer and beat maker, Sharkey, has worked and performed with such heavyweights as Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Rick Rubin, Everlast, Spank Rock, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool Keith, and Wyclef Jean. He’s also featured on the soundtracks for movies like Big Daddy and Strays, television shows like House, and XBOX360 video games like Rockstar. His first album, Sharkey’s Machine was credited by The Washington Post as one of “The Top 10 Best Records of 2004” and his second album, Monster Maker was highly rated in Entertainment Weekly and Urb Magazine. He received a Capitol Hill Hilly Award as the 2011 Artist of the Year. He has recently partnered with the Joodlum Group on restaurant and nightlife venues slated to open in 2017.