Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest and Urban Art Workshop

Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest and Urban Art Workshop
March 17, 2017 lauren

The Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest hits the ramps of Pinjarra Skate Park for its second consecutive year, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday 1 April, 2017.

“The event proved popular with younger Murray locals last year, attracting over 500 attendees and this year’s event promises to be even better,” said Shire President Cr. Maree Reid.

The main attraction of the festival, the Freestyle Now Skate, Scooter and BMX Competition returns in 2017.

The competition runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and includes a girl’s only group. Helmets are essential.

To register for this year’s comp download an entry form from www.freestylenow.net/coming-events and visit the registration table at the Skate Park from 3:00pm on event day.

Aerosol art gurus Graphite Crew will host an Urban Street Art Sesh workshop offering budding artists the medium to produce an intricate design on a skateboard deck, which they will be able to take home following the session.

In addition the festival will feature bungee trampolines, a bouncy obstacle course, stunt jump and several other Radrock activities as well as laser tag.

There will be a number of food stalls in attendance selling refreshments to replenish energy levels and a Kids Corner with face painting and colouring.

As a prelude to this year’s festival, Graphite Crew are hosting a free Urban Art Workshop at Pinjarra Skate Park from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday 25 March, 2017.

According to Cr. Reid, workshop attendees will be introduced to the array of techniques required to create awe-inspiring artwork in preparation for the Urban Art Sesh at the Street Chillz event.

Luke De Silva, chairperson of the myVoice Youth Reference Group, stated he is excited to explore some different art styles in the Peel region and keen to see more happening for youth in Murray.

The myVoice Youth Reference Group was formed in January 2017 and is made up of several Murray youths aged 12 to 25. The group meets monthly and provides input into potential youth programmes for the district.

The Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest is an official event of the 2017 Youth Week and is a smoke, alcohol and drug free event.

For further information contact the Shire of Murray’s Community Development Officer (Youth) on (08) 9531 7777 or visit www.streetchillz.com.au.

The Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest is proudly supported by Country Arts WA and Healthway promoting the Drug Aware message, Department of Local Government and Communities, WA Police and the Shire of Murray.

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