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Vans by Thalia Surf: Neil Blender Recap

Posted on 08 April 2011

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The Vans by Thalia Surf Shop morphed into an art gallery with a very special exhibit by skate pioneer and artist Neil Blender on Thursday, April 7 in a celebration of Blender's new apparel projects with Vans. Not often seen in public, Blender was on hand while party goers took in the latest from an artist who influenced a generation of creativity evident in boardsports art today. The event spotlighted the first collection of Vans x Neil Blender apparel which includes tanks, tees and boardshorts and attendees came away with free limited edition prints and t-shirts while art buyers perused a selection of new works by Neil. North of two hundred good friends came out for the party including Joel Tudor, Jeff Grosso, Lance Mountain, Lance Conklin, Marty Jimenez, Rick "Spidey" Demontrond, Andrew Allen, Tyler Warren, Tanner Gudauskas, Troy Elmore, Wade Goodall and artist Andy Davis.

Vans by Thalia Surf Shop, adjacent to Thalia's South Coast Highway store, melds Vans’ heritage with Thalia’s bohemian brand of beach culture in what is Vans’ first ever boutique surf partnership. The shop showcases a continuously evolving mix of Vans surf footwear and apparel including limited releases in shoes and signature Joel Tudor apparel. Vans by Thalia Surf Shop is located at 911 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, CA.

This apparel capsule marks the beginning of a series of exciting projects between Vans and Blender. Neil's pieces will be on display at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop through May.

A special thanks to Primo for providing beverages.

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