Boards Across Hermosa 2024 Exhibit

Boards Across Hermosa 2024 - Boobs Across Hermosa Skateboard Art Walk Exhibit and Auction

Attention art lovers and skateboard enthusiasts in LA

You won't want to miss this unique and exciting event in Hermosa Beach, CA: Boards Across Hermosa.

Jessy, the founder of Titty City Design, along with 49 other local artists has put their creativity to work, by painting Hermosa-themed skateboard decks for Boards Across Hermosa. You can now find these one-of-a-kind boards in various shops around Hermosa Beach through St. Patrick's Day.

Titty City Design Skateboards hanging in Curious in Hermosa Beach

"Titty City" on Display

These Tits are on display to the public at Curious gift shop in Hermosa Beach. Jessy hand-painted her signature Titty City design on two skateboard decks that are on display to the public.

The Art Walk

On Friday, February 2nd, from 2 pm - 7 pm there is The Art Walk where you can stroll through Hermosa Beach to see all of the skateboard art across town. You can even hang with Jessy at Curious on Pier Avenue and see her skateboard art in person. There will be 50 different stops on The Art Walk for you to check out.

Online Skateboard Art Auction

In late March, the skateboard decks will move to a new location where they will be on display one last time at the State of the Arts Gala that benefits Indivisible Arts. See these amazing works of art for yourself and have the chance to bid on them!

Online Auction Ends April 20, 2024
Bid on Pink, "Brave Boobies" Skateboard
Bid on White, "Titty City" Skateboard

About the Skateboard Art 

Want to know the meaning behind the skateboards? Well first off, this was the second year in a row that Jessy was chosen to be a featured artist in her local community's, Boards Across Hermosa, event.

Last year, she learned a lot through the experience of painting on a skateboard for the first time and this year she made some adjustments. This led to Jessy painting TWO skateboard decks.

She knew right away that one of the skateboard decks would be hot pink, and the other one she wanted to improve upon last year's design.

"Brave Boobies" by Jessy of Titty City Design, Hot Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Skateboard Art

"Brave Boobies"

Lumpectomies, mastectomies, reconstructive breast surgery ‚Äď it happens. This hot pink skateboard is titled, "Brave Boobies."

1 in 8 women+ will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Jessy's skateboard art aims not only to raise breast cancer awareness but also to promote body acceptance through a breast cancer diagnosis. This skateboard is making Hermosa Beach history by putting breast cancer awareness in the spotlight following the lead of "Malibu Dana" Richards, a Hermosa Beach local.

Dana has been victorious over breast cancer, and in 2022, she championed the City of Hermosa Beach to officially declare October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 13th as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Now in October, since Dana's "Proclamation of the Pink," Pier Plaza lights up pink for the whole month in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor and respect all who have been touched by this disease. In addition, on October 13th, the lights switch to green, pink, and teal in honor of Metastatic Breast Cancer Day.

"Titty City" by Jessy of Titty City Design - White Boob Print Feminist Skateboard Art

"Titty City"

As a feminist artist, Jessy used her skateboard canvas to pay homage to local Hermosa Beach and Hall of Fame skateboarder, Cindy Whitehead.

Her hand-painted skateboard deck titled, "Titty City," features a variety of breasts in different shapes and sizes to promote body positivity and women's empowerment. Jessy's skateboard art aims to break stigmas around breasts, just like local Cindy Whitehead, challenged stereotypes as she pioneered the sport in the 70s right here in Hermosa Beach.

Not only is Cindy a pioneer of the sport in the 70s, with her long-lasting impact documented in the Smithsonian, but she also continues to carve space for girls and women in the male-dominated sport to this day.

The legendary, Cindy Whitehead gives back to women and girls in skateboarding through her movement and non-profit organization, Girl is Not a 4 Letter Word. 

 

The Making of "Titty City" Skateboard Deck

Jessy documented the making of her skateboard decks on her Instagram handle, @tittycitydesign, to take you behind the scenes of painting her signature boob print.

Here's one of her posts:

Visit "Boobs Across Hermosa"

If you are a South Bay local, you've got to check out Jessy's skateboard decks the next time you are on Pier Avenue, or picking up a yummy sandwich at Cultured Slice next door to Curious. 

And if you live in Los Angeles, or are just visiting Southern California in February or March, stop by Curious, the most eclectic gift shop, and see both skateboards up close.

Take a picture with the skateboard and don't forget to tag us in your social media post about it and share the love! #TheBoobment

A special thanks to: Boards Across Hermosa, Indivisible Arts, Curious, and the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce for showcasing Jessy's artwork.

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