Friday, January 2, 2015

Artists Call

Brush with Fate

Painter contest set for 12 at Hampton Hotel

Submitted by Zoe Howarth, MōDA Events



rt Battle Canada visits Chilliwack for the first time on January 16th at the Hampton Inn Chilliwack, 7 p.m. sharp-ish. What is Art Battle? Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes.


As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The medium is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home.

Easels are grouped together in the centre 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 final. (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 typically 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.)

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 and reeling in those awesome vibes, while spectators get to watch, talk, judge, vote and buy! Tickets are available to purchase online here.

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 here too. I have a need to bring innovative and exciting events to Chilliwack, 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 January 16th! To learn more about Moda Events, visit our website at



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