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House Of Vans Chicago Grand Opening

Vans hosted the grand opening of their House Of Vans Chicago location this past weekend, check out a few photos from the event here via Transworld.

Vans Announces the Opening of House of Vans Chicago

HOV ChicagoVans has announced that they are set to open the doors to the House of Vans Chicago on February 3, 2017. The opening event will be marked with special live performances from Future Islands, Digable Planets and Chicago-based breakout artist, Noname.

The two-day celebration kicks off with music and will include a photography retrospective highlighting photos shot at House of Vans by emerging photographers Jonathan Mehring, Bryan Derballa, Ashley Osborn, Ryan Kobane and Laura June Kirsch. On February 4, House of Vans Chicago will host two artist-led workshops, which include “Copy Jam” mixed media workshop with Chad Kouri and “Caught in Motion” Skate Photography workshop with Atiba Jefferson. In the evening, House of Vans Chicago will welcome the community with an Open House where guests can skate the newly built skatepark and check out design elements that have been incorporated with Chicago in mind. As the only existing indoor skatepark in the Chicago metropolitan area, local skaters will experience a custom-built course, featuring the reimagination of iconic West Coast skate spots, Lockwood and China Banks, plus additional obstacles for every skill level. The backdrop to the Lockwood-inspired obstacle features an ivy-covered wall that pays homage to Wrigley Field, using ‘66, Vans’ founding year as the outfield distance marker. Additionally, guests can enjoy a beautifully repurposed Goose Island brewpub bar that was originally located steps away from Wrigley Field. Located at 113 N Elizabeth St., House of Vans Chicago will always be free and open to the public.

“Chicago has a rich and eclectic history across action sports, art, music and street culture akin to Vans’ own roots and ‘Off The Wall’ ethos,” said Doug Palladini, Vans’ Global Brand President. “It’s an honor to bring House of Vans to life here in Chicago so we can grow our Vans family and give back to the creative communities that make this city so vibrant.”

Opening Event Schedule
January 24th RSVP now at http://www.houseofvans.com/
February 3rd 6:30pm Grand Opening: Performances by Future Islands, Digable Planets and NONAME, Photography Retrospective
February 4th 12pm – 2pm “Caught in Motion” Workshop with Atiba Jefferson
3pm – 5pm “Copy Jam” Workshop with Chad Kouri
6pm – 10pm Community Open House

As the cultural hub of the Vans brand, this opening marks the third permanent location – the original in New York’s Greenpoint neighborhood and the second nestled within the Old Vic Tunnels beneath London’s Waterloo Station. Functioning as an art gallery, music venue, skatepark, indie film premiere house, artist-led workshop and more, the House of Vans is where “Off The Wall” lives and serves as a direct connection to the Vans brand worldwide.

Metallica: Hardwired… Live Today from The House of Vans – London

YouTube Preview ImageMetallica will unleash to the world their eleventh studio album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ with a very special live performance from the House of Vans London. Join the celebration LIVE as the show streams from the intimate venue at 9:00pm GMT/1:00pm PST today. This gig will also be available to view in its entirety for seven days after the event.

Happy Birthday Vans! 50 Years of “Off The Wall” Heritage!

YouTube Preview ImageVans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand, is pleased to announce the global launch of The Story of Vans on this historic day, Vans’ 50th anniversary. On March 16, 1966 Vans opened in Anaheim, Calif. as a small family-owned brand with big dreams. 50 years later, the Van Doren spirit lives on as one of the largest youth culture brands in the world, fostering a culture of creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Vans commemorates its rich heritage with The Story of Vans series – a visual campaign that is truly the first of its kind – combining a mix of artistic methods to highlight iconic moments from the brand’s 50-year history.

Each story is narrated by a renowned individual and long-time Vans enthusiast. Professional skateboarder and historian of the sport, Jeff Grosso, voices the leading story while iconic skateboarding legend Tony Alva speaks to his own history with the brand in the action sports short. Artist and musician Ray Barbee, Chuck D of Public Enemy and fashion icon and actress Chloe Sevigny lend their vocals for the art, music and fashion shorts, respectively. Visit www.vans.com to watch The Story of Vans and share your own Vans story using #since66.

The ultimate culmination of The Story of Vans campaign and Vans’ 50-year legacy will come to life at 10 House of Vans locations across the globe starting tonight. From New York to London to Hong Kong, guests of the House of Vans will immerse themselves into The Story of Vans. The engaging environment of each House of Vans event will include D.I.Y workshops, shoe personalization, a retrospective look at Vans’ history and curated musical performances featuring Nas, Dinosaur Jr., Wu-Tang Clan, The Kills, Erykah Badu, Jamie xx, Dizzee Rascal, Yeasayer, Shlohmo and more. Vans skateboarding legends and professional athletes will also be in attendance for skate demos and signings.

Vans is honored to celebrate 50 extraordinary years alongside the extended Vans family that have made the brand what it is today. To get in on the House of Vans action and to learn more about the experience, visit the House of Vans website.

Vans to Host Worldwide Celebrations Culminating 50 Years of “Off The Wall”

Vans 50th HOVPress Release: On March 16, 2016, Vans brings together 50 years of “Off The Wall” heritage in action sports, art, music and street culture for a worldwide celebration of creative expression at the House of Vans. Vans’ legacy will be brought to life in ten cities across the globe to celebrate its 50th anniversary alongside the extended Vans family that have made the brand what it is today. From New York to London to Hong Kong, Vans is thrilled to welcome a mix of eclectic performers including Nas, Dinosaur Jr., Wu-Tang Clan, The Kills, Erykah Badu, Jamie xx, Dizzee Rascal, Yeasayer, Shlohmo and more, within an immersive brand environment specially created for Vans’ anniversary year. Additionally, guests at every location will be welcomed to participate in a range of workshops for a hands-on experience that is truly Vans.

The highly anticipated House of Vans experience showcases Vans’ unique culture through multifaceted activations including D.I.Y workshops, shoe personalization, a retrospective look at the brand’s history, curated musical performances, and an interactive, 3-D display of Vans’ 2016 brand campaign, which is set to release March 16. Upon entering the House of Vans, patrons will take a walk through Vans history for an intimate look at memorabilia installations highlighting 50 years of iconic moments. To honor and tell the story of Vans’ design progression, Vans has partnered with esteemed collectors Skateboardmuseum Berlin and @PillowHeat from The Other Side of the Pillow to present a gallery of vintage Vans products. Attending guests will revel in the sounds of a genre-diverse selection of musical talent including punk rock, hip-hop, indie and electronic, all which represent Vans’ unique music aesthetic.

The most exciting component of the House of Vans 50th anniversary events comes from the engaging experience that will bring to life Vans’ 2016 brand campaign. Not yet released, the 2016 Vans brand campaign puts a spotlight on Vans’ 50 years of enabling creative expression through the brand’s cultural pillars. For a sneak peak at the campaign visit YouTube.com/vans.

The March 16 kick off events are the beginning of the global expansion of House of Vans, which further cements Vans’ dedication to fostering creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Throughout 2016, Vans will host a variety of activations including skateboarding demos, music events, interactive design workshops and art installations, all to continue to encourage the creative communities that have supported Vans for the past 50 years. As the cultural hub for Vans, House of Vans seeks to inspire and connect with everyone who enters the space. With two permanent locations, one in New York and the second in London, Vans’ golden anniversary year will introduce pop-up House of Vans experiences to more locations around the globe creating a space where Vans enthusiasts around the world can interact with the brand one-on-one.

The March 16 House of Vans events will be hosted in Austin, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, London, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Cape Town and Kuala Lumpur. RSVP today for an event near you and to learn more about House of Vans visit www.houseofvans.com.

Vans Pool Party’s 10th Anniversary

Kick back and look and listen in on this mini documentary with words and stories from several key competitors over the past ten years regarding the Superbowl of Skateboarding – the much celebrated and highly acclaimed Vans Pool Party. Backed by archival footage and stories from past, Chris Miller, Steve Caballero, Bucky Lasek, Tristen Rennie, Jeff Grosso and Steve Alba tell it like it is with the foundations of the contest and what makes the Vans Pool Party so special.

And be sure to tune into the live webcast this Saturday, May 16th, 2015 – the 10th Anniversary of the Vans Pool Party!

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