SOMArts Cultural Center: SF Skate Club Presents ‘Push It Forward 5’ Fundraiser

The San Francisco Skate Club is proud to present Push it Forward 5, a fundraising art exhibit to benefit EduSkate, an after-school and youth outreach program that harnesses the creativity and unifying power of skateboarding to provide educational and transformative experiences for young people.

The folk art auction and fundraiser went on hiatus after 2019, due to the pandemic and the passing of beloved SF Skate Club co-founder Thuy Nguyen. This fifth edition marks a recommitment to Thuy’s enduring legacy, as well as celebrating the important role SF Skate Club has played in the community for over a decade. Push It Forward has grown considerably and this year the event will take place over a day and a half at SOMArts.

The Silent Art Auction features new and original works on skateboard decks from over 50 emerging and established artists, most of whom are rooted in contemporary street art and the skateboarding subculture. Art lovers and philanthropic participants will have the opportunity to bid on art, as well as other generous giveaways from skate companies and local businesses.

Event details

Friday, September 16: VIP Preview and Early Bird Bidding Party (hosted by the EduSkate Advisory Board) 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street VIP tickets are $100 and include special musical performances by the musician SF Tim Cohen*, Limited Edition “Push It Forward 5” giveaway bags and the opportunity to purchase artwork at “buy it now prices” while enjoying drinks and appetizers from local vendors.

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*Tim Cohen is a musician and visual artist based in San Francisco. He has released solo albums under various aliases and performed in a variety of acts including The Fresh & Onlys, Black Fiction, 3 Leafs, Amocoma, Sonny & The Sunsets, Hattattak, The Latter and The Forest Fires Collective. He is a recognized figurehead in San Francisco’s indie garage and psychedelic rock scenes.

Saturday, September 17: EduSkate “Push It Forward 5” Fundraiser, Artwork Auction and Film Debut 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. Suggested $5 donation at the door / No one turned up hijacked due to lack of funds Enjoy delicious pizza from Outta Sight Pizza, beer and wine, an original EduSkate youth video debut, raffle prizes and amazing artwork, all available to bid while listening to the beats from the turntables of the Local DJ Art is Life.

Silent Auction artists include: Aaron de la Cruz, Alicia McCarthy, Amanda N. Simons and Lindsay PB Jones, Andrew Schoultz, Apexer, BadSean, Brainsplosion, Bud Snow, Cathy Liu, Clautopias, Conor Buckley, Crystal Vielula, Dennis Brown, Eric Lister, Ferris Plock, Isabella Norwood-Paulus, Jackie Brown (Jackfacekillah), Jesse California, Jonathan Gregg, Julian Prince Dash, Justin Hager, Kristie Hansen, Kristin Fialko, Kristin Farr, Kristine Reano, Matthew Bajda, Michelle” Meng” Nguyen, Michael Kershnar, Oliva Oliver, Paul Norman, Paul Urich, Rafael Colon, Rebecca Kaufman, Richard Colman, Rye Purvis, Sean Newport, Steve Strand, Sunny Angulo, Taylove, Theodore Maider, Tod the Bunny, Tuned Out Design, Victor Reyes… and many more Continued!

All money raised – at the door, at the bar, for art – will go directly to keeping our EduSkate programming open and accessible to young people in San Francisco.

EduSkate is a program funded by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are 100% tax deductible. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation by visiting the SF Skate Club website.

Learn more about EduSkate:

– at the SF Skate Club –

– at Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs –

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