It’s true’ Manifesto turns 3 and to Celebrate they’ve been throwing events all month long. Leading up to the 5 day festival, starting this Wednesday. I’ve always been down with Manifesto and when I got a call from my good friend Che about being involved and helping out I said ” of course” We went back & forth on a few ideas and finally came up with a concept.

Freedom Fighter has teamed up with Smolik and……..I guess you’ll just have to show up to see.

I’ve wanted to work with Smolik for some time now. Not only because his art, in all forms is absolutely amazing, but b/c he’s one of the coolest laid back people you’ll meet and he’s REAL. I thought this project would be a perfect fit. So I gave him a shout and a couple of days and a coffee later, we started planning. Smolik will be painting 30 blank decks in 4 and 3 board sections that will all flow into one another. With the overall theme of the day being peace. I can’t wait to see this all come together!! The decks will go for $50 dollars each with the section coming to $150 to $200 dollars in total. Why so inexpensive you might ask?? Well, Manifesto is a non profit community based festival and with this in mind we thought what better way to give back then to give YOU affordable original pieces of art. You can stop by and watch the pieces being made inaction.

What better way to have people look at graffiti as art (which it is) then to bring it to canvas and skateboards. Hoping to change or sway the opinion of those that deem it as vandalism.

We’ll have a booth and a second artist painting a canvas on our third side. Yup’ we have a three section triangle. So you’ll have to come by to check everything out.

OH NO, I almost forgot! Reflection Eternal ( Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) with a TON of other artist will be performing. Check the flyer above for all the acts.