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Friday, March 31, 2017

Detroit's Fisher Building will host a halfpipe next week

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:30 AM

An architectural monolith and beacon of Art Deco design, the Fisher Building, will play host to a stunning skateboard ramp this week. The Fisher Halfpipe, as it’s being called, was curated by Everard Findlay as a means to explore the way skateboarding transcends race, class, and culture to draw disparate groups into a community.

The halfpipe will take over the building’s main arcade. According to promotional materials for the event, “patrons will walk through gateways beneath and will be able to view skaters above with the magnificent Fisher as a backdrop, curves of the structure and the arcs of skaters cutting through space mirroring the Fisher’s vaulted, frescoed and inlaid walls and ceilings.”

​The event will feature skateboarders and BMX riders, including X Game Skateboarding Bronze Medalist Dustin Blauvelt​, Foundation Skateboard Company’s Dave Dixon​, and BMX riders Kyle Barnhart​, Nick Fix,​ and Dillon Jaye​, among others.

Open to the public 6-9 p.m. each day; Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-972-4000;; free.

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