Art Battle Brings Live Competitive Painting to Vancouver

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If you’ve always been curious about the artistic process involved with painting, you’re going to want to check out the next Vancouver Art Battle. An intense, head-to-head live painting competition that pits 12 artists against each other in 3 rounds to declare 1 champion for the night. It’s a dramatic and exciting way to celebrate art and has always been an inspiring night of creation and community.

Art Battle will be arriving in Vancouver on October 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at The Red Room (398 Richards Street). You’ll get a chance to experience what it’s like when painters have just 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, with the audience voting to pick the winner. No pressure.

Art Battle Canada has been taking place around the country and has held more than 550 events with 6,000+ artist-competitors since 2009. It’s a great way to highlight some of the amazing local artists in the scene, with a healthy amount of competition thrown in!

art battle vancouver 2017

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Art Battle works like this…

As the artists create magic on their canvases, you’re able to walk around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The medium is acrylic paint and artists are allowed to use brushes, palette knives, or any other non-mechanical implements. (There may be some finger painting happening…) With just 20 minutes allocated for each round, things can get a little messy.

At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in a silent auction to take the work home. The painting with the most votes, wins! If you place the highest bid on the artwork, you also win!

Throughout the night, there will be a DJ spinning all night to keep the energy high. The featured artists for the October event include: Vidaria / Yukiko Adachi / Victor Pross / Jeannie Priscila / Behzad Kian / Ali Casey / Tyler Pentland / Lisa Penz / Madeleine Wynne / Francoise Stamp / Annsabelle Pronych + 1 WILDCARD Audience member… That’s right – if you think you have what it takes, submit your name to enter to compete.

Tickets to the event are available online and are $20 each or $15 for students. The earlybird tickets already sold out, so make sure you grab a pair before it’s too late!

art battle vancouver 2017

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Quick Details

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm (doors), event at 7:00pm
Location: The Red Room (398 Richards Street)

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