Black Rainbows

July 16, 2019

Black Rainbows

August 9th - 18th  


Vans presents BLACK RAINBOWS, a 10-day immersive experience in Venice Beach, California that transports fans back to 1976 to celebrate the energetic time period and place that Vans’ first skateboarding shoe was born. 

Event Schedule

 

Thursday, August 15 

WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

THE ART OF PUNK FLYERS w Bryan Ray Turcotte | 4 PM - 5 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED.  First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

THE ART OF PUNK FLYERS w Bryan Ray Turcotte | 6 PM - 7 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED.  First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

Decline of Western Civilization | 7 PM - 10 PM
Film Screening
RSVP

Friday, August 16 

WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

USELESS WOODEN KNOWLEDGE | 4 PM - 6 PM
Skate Trivia Night
RSVP NOT REQUIRED.  First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

COLLABORATIONS THROUGH THE ERA - INSIGHTS INTO DESIGN | 7 PM - 8 PM
Panel Discussions

REASON + ZACARI | 8 PM - 11 PM
Live Music 
RSVP

Saturday, August 17 

WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

TALES OF THE ERA | 6 PM - 8 PM
History lesson with the original Z-Boys team
RSVP

MIKAL CRONIN + SHANNON LAY | 8 PM - 11 PM
Live music 

Sunday, August 18

WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM 

Black Rainbows

 

BLACK RAINBOWS aren’t just marks left by wallrides from skateboards, they are symbols of the creative reinterpretation of the world around you. Beginning August 9th– 18th, Vans will continue to elevate the Classic Era and honor the ubiquitous silhouette as an icon of creative expression past and present.

Black Rainbows

In 1976, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta worked with the Vans family and created a shoe designed specifically designed for skateboarding. What they did next with that shoe set off a cultural explosion that sent shockwaves around the globe. Vans will commemorate the history and origins of the Era in the neighborhood between Santa Monica and Venice Beach known as Dogtown where these events took shape.

Vans has partnered with Dogtown legend Jeff Ho, famed owner of the Zephyr Surf Shop and Jim Muir, original Z-Boy and skate Hall of Fame inductee, to bring forward an authentic depiction of the birth of a cultural icon; the Era. BLACK RAINBOWS’ interactive programming and highlights will include Vans skate demos, panel discussions with Vans Designers and skate legends, art and music workshops, film screenings and will culminate with live musical performances.


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 6 Rose Avenue
Venice Beach, California