Draft – New AB About

Art Battle is a live competitive painting event series celebrating artistic talent. Painters create their best work in only 20 minutes, across 3 rounds, while the audience votes to choose the winner. Music plays, drinks rise, and audiences witness paintings emerge from the minds of their favourite artists. The best painters advance to regional, national and international championships!

Art Battle is a grassroots organization created in 2009 by Co-Founders Chris Pemberton and Simon Plashkes, two best friends who share the vision of creating a fun and inclusive community for artist and patron alike.

Since 2009, Art Battle has worked with over 2000 artists from coast to coast; celebrating the challenge of creation, and the courage it takes to step up to the easel. Thousands of audience members in communities big and small across Canada have cast votes for their favourite painters, paintings and performances, proving that art appreciation is for everyone.

We love making new friends – attend an event, apply to paint, or organize an Art Battle near you!