An art battle isn’t as gruesome as it sounds but it is just as intense. An art battle day pits 12 artists against each other, each starting with paint, tools and a blank canvas.
Hamilton’s Art Battle Day is one of more than 15 art battle days that will be happening across the country. Winners from each city are chosen to compete, later, in the National Art Battle Championships.
Here’s how it works:
There are two “first” rounds, each with six painters competing. Each artist is given his or her supplies and then the clock starts. They’ll have 20 minutes to finish an entire painting, and then an audience vote will determine the top two competitors in each preliminary round. Those four advance to the final, where another 20 minute round and an audience vote will crown the Hamilton champion.
At the end, there is even a silent auction where attendees can buy their favourite creations of the day.
Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Good news, then. It is all happening next weekend, May 10th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at 270 Sherman.
Tickets are 10 dollars. Check out the link to get some, or for more information.
Proceeds are going to the Hamilton Arts Council to further their mission statement “to communicate, advocate and mediate for the arts and the role of the arts in the community of Hamilton.”
All paint supplied are purchased from Hamilton’s own Mixed Media.