Monday, April 11, 2016 



Pugilistic Painters

Contestants bob and weave around each other in Art Battle 393 April 15

Zoe Howarth, MōDA EVENTS 


s this is the last Art Battle of the season (for Chilliwack) we have added a few extras; Vita Bella will be serving beverages, The shuffle Spot will be spinning tracks, the audience will be met with some surprise participation AND The winner will receive a bonus prize... One month of gallery time to hang their work at The Arthouse!

Where: The new Arthouse Gallery on Mill Street

When: Friday, April 15, Doors open at 6:30 P.M., competition begins at 7:00 P.M.

What: Art Battle is live competitive painting. 12 Painters go head to head, you decide the winner!

Easels are grouped together in the center of the room, a stop clock is started, and so begins a frenzy of artists painting, flipping and splattering canvases while the crowd circulates around them.


At the end of each round you vote for your favourite, and the winners go on to compete in the finale at the end of the evening. (All finished paintings are put up for silent auction.)


It’s a highly competitive event that pits artist against artist in 20 minute contests to see who can produce the most desirable work of art. There are 3 rounds in total (6 artists in the first two rounds) and the top 2 artists from each round compete in the final, for guts and glory!

Art Battle Canada was founded by two guys from Markham, Ont., Simon Plashkes and Chris Pemberton (who is a painter himself), started the event in 2009 because, says Chris, “we were just really bad at watching TV and wanted to make our own culture.” (Cue putting down the remote.)


Artists help themselves to paints.

This event is for the young and old, artists and non-artists and everyone in between. After all who doesn’t love a little healthy competition? Spend a night watching crazy talented people create, compete and reeling in those awesome vibes, while spectators get to watch, talk, judge, vote and buy!

About Moda Events
Moda Events was started in 2013 by Zoe Howarth, it was brought about with the love of living in Chilliwack and wanting to work closely within the community. I have a need to bring about innovative and exciting events, it just makes sense that Chilliwack is an amazing place to live and play!


Not only outdoors, but the crazy fun nights out/in we can have too. You should always step outside the box and out of that comfort zone, which is exactly what these artists are doing for you on April 15th. To learn more about Moda Events, visit us at



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