The Lightning Bolts Art Show, presented by Nike 6.0, has aligned with the Athlete Recovery Fund for a final exhibit Dec. 10th, kicking off an online auction with all proceeds donated to ARF to aid injured action sports athletes.
Lightning Bolts is a BMX-inspired exhibit created around the historic introduction of BMX as an Olympic sport. Nike teamed up with BMX Hall of Famer, Bob Haro, recreating his iconic number plate as a blank canvas. A select group of contemporary artists, each sharing a cultural connection to BMX, were invited to partake. Unique works from artists such as Nick Philip, Andy Jenkins, Rich Hansen, and Michael Lau debuted in Beijing, China on May 13th and have since shown in Portland, OR, and Tokyo. The final exhibit will show at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, CA from Dec. 10th- Dec. 14th.
A slew of new artists including Taj Mihelich, Chris Reed, and Andrew Pommier have contributed new works to the final curation of Lightning Bolts, sharing their story of BMX. All artwork will be auctioned off to raise money for ARF. The online auction will begin Dec. 10th at 8:00 PM at www.athleterecoveryfund.com/lightningbolts where you can submit a bid, view a photogallery of all art and read artist bios.
Lightning Bolts Opening Reception
Art, Music, Drinks, and a special screening of Writing on the Wall, a BMX film by Nike 6.0.
Weds. Dec 10th
615 Vine St,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
RSVP required. If interested in attending, please email Nike6RSVP@nike.com. Enter Lightning Bolts in Subject Line.
About Nike 6.0
Nike 6.0 is a multi-action sports brand supporting the next generation. Our mission is simple: Instigate, inspire and elevate the next generation. The barriers that once existed between action sports have been reduced by those who skate, surf, and ride with equal and inclusive passion. 6.0 is dedicated to this new crop of athletes through our multi-sport team, innovative product, and events. From the streets to the surf, from the dirt to the park, Nike 6.0 symbolizes the creativity and progression inherent in the DNA of action sports.
“To provide professional athletes in BMX, FMX and Skate Boarding with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long term disability and educational scholarships.”