Muralist demo cancelled due to graffiti laws

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We drove over to the SouthSide Skatepark (501 Iowa Ave) yesterday to check out their Hawaiian Punch sponsored Summer Jam skate, music and art experience…. three things that go very well together, especially when hyped up on sugary punch drinks.

The idea was that we would take a peek at the skateboarders’ mad skills, listen to some tunes from the DJs spinning and try our hand at some of the live mural demonstrations.

Sadly, the rainy drive to South Houston wasn’t really worth it as city government pressure forced the cancellation of the muralists’ demo, after being deemed inappropriate in light of the recent controversy over graffiti.

This frusturates me – it could’ve been a really cool art expo and a fun event. Skating, music and funky art are things that the younger crowd that was there at the skatepark really connect with. Guess I’m still pouting…

1 Comment so far

  1. shawn (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 10:34 am

    How lame! I can’t understand how the city can put pressure like that on businesses like that. And after reading that this was an indoor event!?!?!?!



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