The Knight Arts Challenge winners were announced this week, and among them was the Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund, which—following the Master Plan for Philadelphia Skateboarding—will turn several West Philly lots into funky skate parks with public art. The fund (a collaboration between the city, the Mural Arts Program, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and Recycling Artists in Residency) will take advantage of all the creativity in the skate community—a potential recognized by stodgy Ed Bacon so many years ago. The rendering here was designed by students at the Charter High School for Architecture & Design; no word on whether the zoned-out kid sitting on the ground with his mouth open is based on anyone in their class.
We'll have more Challenge winners coming soon.
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