Some people believe skateboarding to be an art. Others would say that jumping around on a wooden toy is a monumental waste of time. I say, every minute you are skateboarding is a minute that you aren’t stealing an old lady’s purse. In celebration of not making an octogenarian your prey, the 14th annual Summer of Death Presented by Scion had its first contest of the year on Saturday, July 20, paired with the Urban Arts Festival. The festival was held at the Gateway Mall where the streets were blocked off to make way for art booths and the skate contest. We Are One Skatepark provided the ramps, which were set up all day for skaters to bounce off of and rearranged for the contest at 3 p.m. The obstacles included in the course were: a flat bar, two different sized, tranny-able quarter pipes, a double step box and a cheese wedge. The contest took center stage at the festival, with all kinds of spectators crowding around the intersection to catch a glimpse of skaters hucking themselves in the air while on their way to look at other forms of art.