Join Detroit based artist and designer, Tony Whlgn (Hoo – li – gen ), for an intimate workshop and discussion through his creative process, and learn how to customize a shoe of your own at J’Adore Eastern Market on September 15th from 2pm to 4pm. Tony is the creator of the Whlgn®, an art collective which encourages creatives and individuals alike to be entrepreneurial, live out their dreams, follow what they believe to be true, and not conform to what society believes will make them happy in their lives. Their objective is to open the door of imagination & inspire individuals that can relate. “What makes us Whlgns, is that we do what we want because we love what we do. “
Tony will also spend time mentoring in small groups, and field a Q&A at the end of the workshop to help you with our first ever global shoe customization contest. Our shoe is your canvas. Custom Culture gives people the opportunity to showcase their creativity by designing their own show for a chance to win a cash prize and their own custom shoe design.
Three global winners will each receive $25,000 and have their shoe design produced by Vans. Submitted shoe designs will be judged by a public online vote and our own expert panel based on creativity, originality and overall execution. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. U.S., 13+. Enter by 9/29. See Rules at vans.com/customculture
Rules & Important Information:
– Entry is NOT guaranteed
– First Come, First Served until we hit capacity
– RSVP Required ~ Limit 2 tickets per person. Any plus one’s must be present at time of check in.
– No Ins & Outs
– All ages welcome
– ZERO TOLERANCE for drugs or underage drinking.
– No professional photo, video, or audio gear. Including detachable lenses, tripods, commercial rigs, boom mics, cables, etc.
– No handheld action video or camera devices (Ex. Go Pro).
– No weapons or fireworks.
– No chained or spiked accessories.
– No outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy).
– No food or liquid containers.
– No selfie-sticks or laser pointers.
– No large purses / bags or backpacks over 12×12.
– No drugs or paraphernalia.
– No stickers, flyers, handbills, spray paint, markers or pens.
– No pets.
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In consideration of Vans, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc. (the “Company”), permitting me to attend and/or participate in the Vans Event (“Event”), by attending the Event, I hereby agree as follows:
PHYSICAL CONDITION AND SAFETY RULES
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GENERAL RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION
I hereby acknowledge that my participation in the Activities is or may be inherently dangerous, and that my participation in the Activities may, in certain instances, involve risk to me of serious injury or even loss of life, and also involves the risk of severe economic and property loss and damage. I understand that all of the foregoing risks may result from the actions, negligence and/or failure to act of myself and others (including, but not limited to, other participants in the Activities) and the challenges of the Activities or equipment used (whether I use my own equipment or equipment provided by the Company). I also understand that there may be risks involved which are not known to me or to the “Releasees” (defined below) and may not be foreseen or reasonably foreseeable by myself or the Releasees at this time or at the time of the Activities in which I may participate. I represent and warrant that I am adequately prepared to participate in the Activities and that I will use proper equipment to participate in the Activities. I further acknowledge that I have responsibility for my own health, welfare and safety during my participation in the Activities, and I assume all risks with full knowledge thereof, and I hereby irrevocably, for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns:
a. I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims that I now have or may, in the future, have against the Company and its parents, and its and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, heirs, assigns, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, agents or any one or more of them or their executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, affiliates, licensees, successors, or assigns and other related parties (collectively, the “Releasees”), including, without limitation, any and all claims for damage or personal injury, whether or not caused by the negligence of any of them, arising out of my participation in the Activities, including claims resulting from the use of my equipment used during the Activities or equipment provided to me by the Company for the Activities and related activities, together with any costs, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, that may be incurred as a result of such a claim, whether valid or not.
b. I hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and reimburse for future losses the Releasees and each of them, against any and all claims, demands or causes of action that I or any one or more of my or their executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, or assigns may assert or which are in any way connected with my participation in the Activities, and against any costs, including attorneys’ fees, with respect thereto. Such indemnification shall extend to any claim that might be asserted by others against me that also names the Releasees.
This Waiver and Release (‘Release”) has been executed voluntarily and knowingly by me with the express intention of affecting the legal consequences of a General Release in accordance with state law.
In connection with any injury I may sustain or illness or other medical conditions I may experience during my participation in the Activities, I hereby authorize and consent to any emergency first aid, medication, medical treatment or surgery deemed necessary by any medical personnel.
NAME, IMAGE, AND LIKENESS RELEASE
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This Release shall be binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns. This Release and the rights granted hereby may be freely assigned in whole or in part, by the Company but may not be assigned by me without the Company’s prior written consent (at its sole discretion). I hereby certify and represent that I have read the foregoing, fully understand the meaning and effect thereof and am agreeing to the foregoing by attending the Event voluntarily. I understand that by attending the Event and entering into this Release, I have given up substantial rights. This Release shall be governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements executed and to be fully performed therein (without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof). If I file a lawsuit against the Company or any of the Releasees, I agree to do so solely in the state of California, in Los Angeles County. I acknowledge that this Release constitutes the entire understanding between me, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings and that any modifications or amendments hereto must be in writing signed by the parties hereto. I agree that if any portion of this Release is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity and legal authority to enter into this Release by attending the Event or participating in the Activities.