White Center, underground: Artists’ skate pickup beneath Southgate Roller Rink

Today’s old skates, tomorrow’s art. Well – May’s art. Tonight, Amanda from the White Center Art Walk presided in the basement of Southgate Roller Rink as artists came by to pick up skates to turn into the “dynamic roller-skate sculptures” that WCAW is seeking. The artists’ marching – um, rolling – orders are:

- Max out your design at 4′ wide x 2′ tall
- Utilize up to (5) pairs or (10) skates
- Make it wall mountable
- Like the Native Americans with the Buffalo hunt, include as much of the roller skate as possible (ie; the boot, truck and wheels). A surplus of clay wheels are also available for use.
- Sculptures must be completed by May 9th

They’ll be spotlighted during the May 19th White Center Art Walk.

Five artists picked up their materials while we were there this evening.


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2 Responses to “White Center, underground: Artists’ skate pickup beneath Southgate Roller Rink”

  1. very niice Says:

    what an awesome idea, why simply throw such classic items away, when they can be transformed into art for all to enjoy!

  2. Does the shooting range still exist under the rink? I took my Boy Scouts Rifle Certification class there around 1969 or 1970. Skated at the rink from 1967 through 1975. Glad to see it is still in business!!