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Kick off the X Games Minneapolis at Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet’s First Thursday Event

Via a June 28 News Release from Meet Minneapolis:

Kick off the X Games Minneapolis at Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet’s First Thursday event

Rivard Art student seminars and artist meet-and-greet are highlights

Minneapolis is the host of the 2017 summer X Games, taking place July 13-16. Minneapolis Visitor Information (MVI) on Nicollet is kicking off the fun on July 6 with an X Games-themed First Thursday, a monthly event at the visitor center, featuring local artist Mark Rivard’s skateboard artwork and a meet and greet reception with the artist from 4-6 p.m. Students will learn skateboard art from Rivard in two seminars earlier in the day and have that art displayed in MVI’s windows through the X Games.

This month’s promotions include a 10 percent discount* on purchases from Love From Minneapolis with a portion of proceeds going to City of Skate, Skate Park advocacy coalition. Also, guests can register for a chance to win two tickets to the X Games and a Mark Rivard gift pack.

Love From Minneapolis will be selling Rivard Art’s collection of skateboard decks, pints and shirts. Design-Your-Own Skateboard Kits and Rivard Art will also be for sale, including exclusive X Games-themed art on display in MVI.

High school students who registered to take part in the seminars will get a Mark Rivard skateboard art kit and a ticket to the X Games in Minneapolis. The seminars are sponsored by 21st Century Learners Center Grants.

Overview of events and promotions:
• Two Rivard Art seminars for 40 high school students in two sessions at 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. (Cameras welcome!)
• Skateboard art on display made by local high school students
• 10 percent  storewide* discount
• Register to win two X Games tickets or a Mark Rivard gift pack
• Meet and greet with Mark Rivard from 4-6 p.m.
• Information on X Games

More information on the First Thursday event: and specifics on the Rivard Art event:

*This promotion excludes transit passes and cannot be combined with other discounts.

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