Sunday, April 6, 2014

Art Battle Day in Canada

TORONTO – March 28th, 2014 – Art Battle Canada ( is announcing ART BATTLE DAY on May 10th 2014. More than 250 artists will compete in same-day events across 20 Canadian communities for the chance to advance to the 2014 Art Battle National Championship.
In each participating community, local organizers will host a three-round live painting competition featuring 12 professional and emerging artists from their local community. Audiences will vote to determine round winners and ultimately one individual event champion.

The Art Battle Day event in Powell River is being organized by Laura Balducci & Shane Bodie and will be hosted at Studio 56.

Winners of Art Battle Day events will advance to compete in regional championships and will be a part of a yearly nationwide tournament that includes winners from 65 Art Battle Canada regular season events held monthly in 12 cities across Canada from September to June.

In July, winners of each Art Battle regional final will compete at the 2014 Art Battle National Championship. Two-time Champion Yared Nigussu of Vancouver BC will defend his title against the best painters from across Canada. One painter will be chosen by audience vote as the 2014 Art Battle National Champion.

Art Battle Canada participating cities:
Ottawa, ON -- Halifax, NS -- Truro, NS -- Moncton, NB -- Saint John, NB -- Red Deer, AB -- Collingwood, ON -- Kingston, ON -- Peterborough, ON -- Montreal, QC -- Mississauga, ON -- Olds, AB -- Calgary, AB -- Wolfville, NS -- Charlottetown, PEI -- Fredericton, NB -- Hamilton, ON -- Shawville, QC -- Powell River, BC -- Toronto, ON -- Edmonton, AB -- Newcastle, ON -- New Minas, NS -- Brampton, ON -- Oakville, ON -- Yellowknife, NT

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About the local organizers: North Salish Sea artist and punk-rock singer for The Abbie Hoffman Society; Laura Balducci, alongside Studio 56 impresario, Shane Bodie, Tone Gallery & Art Supply, and the Malaspina Art Society - proudly present ART BATTLE! Presented in partnership with local organizers and ART BATTLE CANADA. Please contact:

About Art Battle Canada
Art Battle Canada has been promoting Canadian artists through live painting competitions since 2009. Created in Toronto by Simon Plashkes and Chris Pemberton, Art Battle has grown to more than 30 communities across Canada. This 5th season will see more than 100 events and 1600 original artworks created and sold to art lovers across Canada.

To learn more about Art Battle, or for a media pass to attend an event, please contact Art Battle Canada - or 416-302-5959

Art Battle | | @artbattlecanada |

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