Thilini & Sam Blinn

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm.  Event details below.  If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!

Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.

Student: Thilini

Artist: Sam Blinn

Message from the team:

“”My name is Thilini and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is Agora. Agora exists to look to the past to inspire the future.

For my project I collaborated with Sam. Sam is an OSF graduate and artist who continues to paint skateboards as her main medium.  She says she is grateful for everything she learned around art, business and branding at OSF because it really helps her with her art practice and business now.

We decided to do a board full of OSF “flash” for this collaboration. I pressed the board using Roarockit technology and woodworked the board to get it ready for Sam. Sam designed and painted the flash on the board. Notably, the design has quite a feminine feel to it, which reflects OSF’s capability in embracing and supporting young women skaters.”

The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.

All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.

On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming.  Parking is free.

CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!