The Baitshop presents… OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY POP-UP SHOP (Toronto Design Offsite Festival)
The Baitshop presents…
OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY POP-UP SHOP
(Toronto Design Offsite Festival)
Opening Party: Friday, January 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Come out and support the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF), Toronto’s innovative and award-winning skateboard design and street art focused alternative high school reengagement program! At OSF students earn all their credits by running an entrepreneurial business where they learn hands-on to build skateboards, design original custom graphics, work with local artists and community partners, market and display their work and receive financial remuneration.
The OSF POP-UP SHOP is the culminating project in a business course developed by OSF in partnership with The Baitshop, Toronto’s premiere screen-printing/skate shop and gallery. The OSF/Baitshop Business Program is designed to help youth earn credits and develop transferable creative, employment and entrepreneurial skills.
At the opening party students will be selling their hand-made skateboards and longbords with custom graphics, as well as having a sample sale of their street wear logo T-shirts and other products to launch their personal company brands. To give back to the community, a portion of the sales of Oasis Skateboard Factory merchandise will be donated to a local charity. This free public event, catered by gourmet Glory Hole Doughnuts, is presented by The Baitshop as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival and will feature OSF design collaborations with Local Designers, Roarockit Skateboard Company, Longboard Living and Concrete Wave Magazine.
The OSF POP-UP SHOP
will be open for business at The Baitshop
from Jan. 25 through Feb. 7, 2013
358 Dufferin, Suite 117
(Entrance off Milky Way Lane)
Craig Morrison, OSF Founding Teacher
Lauren Hortie, Teacher