Artists Gearing Up for Night of Competitive Painting in Barrie

Watch The Paint Fly at Art Battle Barrie

There’s a battle coming to Barrie and the weapon of choice is a paintbrush.

The first ever Art Battle Barrie promises an evening of live competitive painting, with an audience vote to determine the victor.

“Barrie is home to many talented artists and this is a unique opportunity to showcase their skills…”

Karen Dubea, Creative Economy Director

“This event is an opportunity to reinforce Barrie as a strong creative hub and expose our community to the arts in a new engaging and exciting environment,” said Karen Dubeau, Director of the Creative Economy. “Barrie is home to many talented artists and this is a unique opportunity to showcase their skills and give them the chance to compete amongst other nationally known artists.”

The evening consists of three 20-minute rounds of painting, with the winner moving on to participate in the National Championship event in Toronto. Art Battle Barrie takes place at the Five Points Theatre in downtown Barrie on Saturday, April 13th, with all the paintings created over the evening available for purchase through silent auction after the fact. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the City of Barrie Cultural Grants fund, with the other fifty going towards the artists.

Tickets can be purchased at www.barrie.ca/theatretickets.

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