Free Basin Skateboard Bowl
Designed by Chicago-based design collective SIMPARCH and part of the Mood River exhibition, Free Basin is a working skateboard basin located in Gallery D.
Free Basin is open free to skateboarders during normal gallery hours (Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10 am-6 pm; Thu 10 am-9 pm; Sun 12-6 pm) and into the night on selected Thursday and Saturday evenings through April 14.
Note: From time to time, Free Basin will be closed to skateboarders due to other center activities. Updates will be posted as they become available.Skate Late Schedule:
Thursday Evening Hours:
Free Basin open until 11 pm
April 4 &: 11
Admission is free
Saturday Evening Hours:
Free Basin open until 1 am
Admission is free
Rules and Information:
Skateboarders are required to read the rules for using the Free Basin skateboard bowl and register at the Wexner Center ticket office/information desk before entering the galleries. Click here to see the rules.
All skateboarders must sign a waiver before using Free Basin. For skateboarders under 18, parents or guardians must sign the waiver. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older while using the skate bowl.
Free Basin is a special installation, part of the Mood River exhibition. You can skate in Free Basin for free, but please remember university policy: you can lose your board for skating outside on campus. Please carry your board when approaching and leaving the Wexner Center.
Free Basin is a project by SIMPARCH in collaboration with Peter Eng, Pat Finlay, Chris Vorhees, and Hamza Walker. It was organized for the Hyde Park Art Center of Chicago by Lia Alexopoulos and sponsored by Mesa Development Corporation.
The Mood River exhibition was organized by the Wexner Center and made possible by Battelle.