Understood Skate-Art Show

Understood is a charity skate-art show for The Storefront, San Diego’s only 24-hour youth shelter. A silent auction will be held October 6 and 7, 2003 at the Cassius King Gallery in San Diego’s Gaslamp District. For more information, please contact Troy Gurling at (619) 886-1666 or n02@cox.net, or check out www.understood-art.org.

Understood is a nonprofit skateboard-art show organized to raise awareness and funds for The Storefront, San Diego’s only 24-hour emergency youth shelter. Local and internationally known artists and skate-cultured companies contribute their talents and products to help the cause. The show features works of Andy Howell, Nicole Eline, Guy Burwell, Mike Sepe, Dave Lively, Lucina Mitchell, Niko Burke, Austin Thomas, Josh Hassin, Gary Benzel, Dustin Davis, and many more. These artists donate pieces to TARP to be sold at silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction are then donated to The Storefront.

TARP is a nonprofit organization that was started by two San Diego artists with a commitment to bettering their community through art. Troy Gurling and Rudy Serrano work closely with The Storefront to make that possible. They have dedicated their time to this show for three consecutive years and hope to continue to do so.

The Storefront opened its doors in 1985 when a group of community leaders, social-service professionals, and individuals representing the juvenile justice system, health care, and education systems came together to learn about homeless youth on the streets of San Diego. The research was led by San Diego State University, and it found that something needed to be done to lead these teens onto a path with a positive future.

San Diego Youth And Community Services operates The Storefront. It’s a nationally recognized agency that has stabilized the lives of over half a million people since 1970. The Storefront is a twenty-bed emergency shelter that specifically focuses on helping children from twelve to seventeen years old to be self-sufficient and reach their highest potential. The shelter does this by investing in teens, strengthening their families, and building their communities.