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Event Detail

Battle of the Brushes

Friday, December 7, 2018

Island City Brewing Co. 


Live art competition Battle of the Brushes is back again for it’s second year on December 7, 2018 at Island City Brewing Company (65 E. Front St., Winona) at 7:00 PM. Island City and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will be co-sponsoring this live competition that pits painters against each other to declare an artistic champion. The overwhelming popularity of the 2017 Battle of the Brushes encouraged organizers to make this an annual event.  A suggested donation at the door will go to support the Winona Women’s Resource Center. 

Battle of the Brushes will feature twelve artists painting live over three competitive rounds. Rounds lasting 20 minutes each are observed by attendees, who then vote on their favorites. Winners of each bout advance to the next round, until a Battle of the Brushes champion is crowned. The paintings will then be auctioned off with the proceeds split between the artist and the Women’s Resource Center. Grand prize for the Battle of Brushes winner include a gift basket with items from Island City, MMAM, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and more. Most importantly, the winning artist gets bragging rights as the Battle of the Brushes champion for 2018! Come for this fast-paced, raucous (yet family-friendly) event supporting local artists, as well as a local charity.

Artists interested in competing can read the guidelines and apply to be selected for the competition by clicking HERE.