This year the Students of OSF’s final art/business project is designing and silk screening some original Bait Shop/Oasis/Free Skates tees. The work shops are being facilitated and curated by Ken and Greg at The Bait Shop in Parkdale. With Free Skates sponsoring the program and the t-shirts. Ever since meeting Craig from Oasis, we knew we wanted to lend out time and resources anyway we could. The tees from these workshops will be available for sale at OSF’s public end of the year “SK8boards & BBQ” event.

With all this talk about alternative schooling in Toronto OSF’s teacher has pioneered a unique program with the TDSB, In what is getting to be an increasingly retrogressive city. It’s in need of a solid support network with in our community. Free Skates wants this important work to continue and we were so stoked that two of Craig’s students Wolf and Adam Rushton participated and collaborated in this years disposable show.

Please support Oasis Skateboard Factory and any alternative school doing positive things for their students and community.



May 15, 2010

Holy shit!

its a week late but none the less. We figure last Saturday that close to a thousand people came through the doors, and shit Toronto, we’re impressed. You all make it out in fine fashion. While tending bar and trying to mingle I sort of stopped…….. and decided that 52 McCaul was more than crowded.  Thanks to Steve, Brendan, Sean, Tracy, Buffy, Barbra  and everyone else for donating your time and helping facilitate the whole event.


May 2, 2010

In addition to salable arts this year the Disposable show will be having few raffles. I want to take this opportunity to thank the small local business’s that have offered help by donating their product for the draws.  Thanks so much to Clothing Brand Experiment for donating some of their hoodies and 1up Games for donating an original NES (sans packaging) and
Super Mario Brothers. On the same note last week we received a finished deck from local artist Nicholas Di Genova (as I’m sure you already read via the FF blog) who donated his time and talent for the show.

ummm…. holy shit?