Battling over art

Art Battle comes to the Comox Valley at the Cumberland Culture centre on Feb. 23.

Art Battle comes to the Comox Valley at the Cumberland Culture Centre on Feb. 23.

More than 22 artists applied and twelve were accepted on previous art samples that they had produced, however for art battle, the call to put their skills to the ultimate test in a 20 live painting battle will be a first for most of these artists.

Art Battle Canada has held more than 600 events with more than 6,000-plus artists-competitors across Canada since 2009. With thousands of artists represented in competitions across dozens of Canadian cities, the Art Battle community is deeply connected to art in Canada.

Staged in a dramatic setting backed by pounding music, the artists are in the centre with downlights over their canvasses. At the end of the 20 minutes, the crowd votes for their favourite and the winner is moved up to the next round.

The event is complete after three rounds and one winner is announced. The prize is a berth into the Island Finals in June in Victoria.

After Island Finals, the winner finds themselves on the stage in July in Toronto with artists from all over the country; the winner being named the Art Battle champion of Canada.

Each month an Art Battle event will be happening on the North Island. Visit the Art Battle Facebook page or artbattle.com to check for the next event, enter or to compete. For more information call Susanne direct on 250-202-3894.

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