Words by Josh Zickert

The adidas Showcase has been making stops in cities across the globe since 2016. On Saturday, August 25, ATL's core skate scene arrived at Facet Gallery in The Old 4th Ward to enjoy photography, illustrations, paintings and more from featured artists Rich Arbitelle, Sarah Keys, David Morico, Kamal Stoddard, Graham Bickerstaff, Charles Chatov, LITTLE GESUS and WON2. Stratosphere's Thomas Taylor handled the MC duties, DJ Peyton Bartlett rocked the tunes and Pacifico hooked up all the beers. The event closed with the premiere of Jeremiah Babb and Scott Wagoner's Bender Hardware Video Zine showcasing amazing talent from the ATL and beyond.
The next stop was Elmyr for quesadillas, more drinks and games of Cee-lo. Semmes Weston brought the dice, but Peyton took all the cash.
Thanks again to Thomas and Grant Taylor for the ultra rad BBQ / skate jam birthday party mayhem on Friday night! Epic times in the ATL!

JZ, Cullen Poythress, Thomas Taylor, Sarah Keys & Bobby Boyd.

Dude, what?

Bender Hardware's installation shared 3 hours of classic ATL footage filmed by Scott Wagoner.

ATL Locs!

Tattoos and mixed drinks, these girls rolled out in style.

Andrew and David Morico.

Jed Davis and Mark Huff.

Great vibes at Facet Gallery.

Kamal Stoddard.

Facet Gallery's multi level layout was the perfect venue for the Showcase.

Babes of the ATL.

Premiere time! Bender Hardware's Video Zine. The crowd was stoked.

Jeremiah Babb


photos: Elliot Liss
Video: Chase Trau