Halfpipe and art exhibit planned for Detroit Princess cruise
The Detroit Princess is getting a halfpipe.
For one summer day, anyway. The beloved Detroit riverboat will be home to Cruise for the Culture, a skateboard halfpipe and art exhibit that will take over the top decks of the Princess for two cruises on Aug. 5.
A family-friendly trip, $25, boards at 11:30 a.m. and will cruise noon-2 p.m. The sunset cruise is recommended for an older crowd. It costs $35 and boards at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 5, cruising 7-9:30 p.m. The boat will coast down the Detroit River from Cobo Center, past Belle Isle and back.
Besides halfpipe stunts from local action sport athletes, the Cruise for the Culture will have live music and an art exhibit featuring works by Ryan Draybuck, Felicia Fullwood, Adi Muhtarevic, Matthew Harubin, Scott Ferguson, Holly White and Jordan Garland.
The event is a project of filmmaker Garland, who is one of the folks who installed a halfpipe skateboard and bike ramp in the lobby of the Fisher Building in April 2017. Like that halfpipe, this one is also temporary and will only be up on Aug. 5.
He said in an e-mail to The Detroit News that the goal of the cruise is "to unite all of the different artistic mediums and action sports cultures and present them to to the general public in a way that all can leave inspired and ready to approach their own ideas and creations fearlessly."