• Artist Spotlight – Dominique Montano

    This month’s featured artist in our Fort Collins store is Dominique Montano.  We are captivated by her realistic yet conceptualized depictions of large safari animals.  So we thought we would sit down and get to know a little more about Dominique and where her inspiration comes from. Continue Reading

  • April First Friday Event – Phil Guzy

    Akinz presents the art of Phil Guzy
    Friday, April 5th
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Art, drinks, screen printing, and good times.

    RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/441100402638297/

  • Akinz presents Allie Ogg for First Friday in October

    Allie Ogg at Akinz for First Friday October 2012Foxes, bunnies, and owls on bikes! OH, MY!! Akinz is proud to present Allie Ogg, a local Fort Collins Artist, whose use of cardboard and clay take us away to a cycling wonderland!

    Come join us in the back room (where all the magic happens) and print one of the 2 (or both if you prefer) of Allie Ogg’s designs or 2 of the Akinz designs for only $10!! What a steal for a limited edition art piece you can wear!

    So come join us for some art, refreshments, and AWESOMENESS this Friday October 5th

    RSVP on Facebook

  • Creative Collective Art Show

    Creative Collective Art Show by Kim Kirch

    In case you didn’t know… team rider, Kim Kirch’s passion doesn’t stop at snowboarding and wakeboarding. Her first solo art show is coming up on Thursday, April 12th at Shapers Studios in San Diego from 7p -11p. The exhibit is titled “Creative Collective” and will feature approximately 7 wood pieces and one of a kind hats, jackets, and shoes.

    This event is open to all ages, but there will be adult beverages available for those who are of age. If you’re in the San Diego area, stop by and check out Kim’s art and hang out before she’s off to Europe for the summer.

  • Raise a PBR for Akinz!

    We’d like you to join in a toast with us! Not only are we about to take a bigger step into the wholesale world and hire some staff, but we just got our numbers back for the year and Akinz grew 5X from 2010 to 2011!! That’s crazy talk. If we grow another 5X from 2011 to 2012, then maybe I’ll be able to take a paycheck! haha. But seriously, we’re stoked and we’re so thankful for all the support. So… raise your can, glass, or other drinking container and cheers with us to another year of growth and spreading the Akinz love.

    To share our excitement with you, we’re offering HUMPDAY deals today thru tomorrow. Right now, Buy 2 get 1 FREE in our $10 T-shirt section with the discount code: HUMP.

    Also, enjoy FREE SHIPPING and a FREE PAIR OF SUNGLASSES for orders over $40!

    And have something from our Valentines featured gifts section in your order and we’ll send you an Akinz fan pack complete with diecut and regular stickers, buttons, and a koozie, plus a discount card for your next purchase online.

    Here’s one of our favorite pieces of PBR art by Boulder artist Josh Holland to send you through the rest of your day….

  • CommuniTEE Night with Articulate City

    T-shirt printing party with Articulate City

    Next week, the 19th of July, the ladies from Articulate City (a great Fort Collins art community) are rounding up their pARTiers to come over to the Akinz showroom to print some of their own t-shirts, drink some booze, snack on some yumminess and hang out. Here’s what they have to say about the event:

    “If you haven’t heard about Suzanne Akin’s awesome screen-print tee shirts, get ready to get educated. Articulate City has partnered with Akinz Boardwear to host a screen-printing extravaganza at the new Akinz studio. Event-goers will meet on bike in Old Town Square and then ride over to the store’s location. Afterall, Akinz Boardwear is all about biking and reducing your carbon footprint! For those not privy to two-wheels, feel free to meet us there.

    Upon arrival, guests will be able to sip cocktails and snack on appetizers. You’ll be able to mingle with fellow Articulate City members as well as others from the Fort Collins community, while printing your own Akinz tee! You can choose your own ink and tee shirt colors. Get creative! To top it off, you’ll be using a brand new custom design, which will be kept secret until closer to the event date. (Keep up with us on Facebook for clues.)

    Come hang out, make a shirt and have a drink with us at Fort Collins’ newest, local clothing store.”

    Price for the party is $20 for members and $30 for non-members which includes your t-shirt, drinks, and appetizers. Check out the rest of the details here and RSVP and pay to reserve your spot here.