Battle of the Brushes

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Battle of the Brushes was cancelled for 2021. Be sure to check back for more information in 2022! 

Our Celebrity Battle of the Brushes is still going on. For more information, click here.

FIVE ARTISTS will be bringing their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for the Art Center of Burlington's Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition on Friday, September 10!

Here is the twist....

....the subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins at 4PM!

Here are the details:

  • A 22x28 canvas will be provided
  • Each artists brings their own paints and brushes
  • The subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins
  • Time is limited; Paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience in just three hours
  • When time is up, the winning painting will be chosen by a panel of judges.

After the competition, the paintings will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Art Center. The money raised from raffle tickets will go towards operating expenses of ACB to help continue to offer quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, and other opportunities for artists. 

Due to the unknown with COVID-19, this event is being planned to be outdoors in front of the Art Center. The street will be blocked off for plenty of social distancing.

Gallery Lounge will be open with a cash bar offering light appetizers, wine, and beer. Live music by Jared Rouggly.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door! Call 319.754.8069 to reserve your spot.

The five selected artists get the opportunity to showcase a couple of their pieces in the Art Center Mini Gallery from September 1-15, 2021.

2020 Winner: David Garrison

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