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AB2388 – Grand Rapids

November 19 @ 7:30 pm

Art Battle Grand Rapids – Nov 19, 2022

Doors @ 7:30pm / Painting @ 8:00pm
Zeal Aerial Fitness 1111 Godfrey Ave SW, Suite S-290, Grand Rapids, MI

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Join Art Battle Grand Rapids for the Season Opener!

Come watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the Winner as artists battle the clock & each other in 3 fast-paced rounds.
All artwork will also be available for auction during this incredible night of community and creation!

Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at artbattle.com/artists!

Art Battle Grand Rapids is a 21+ event / BYOB


Artists can apply to compete. Also, most events have a ‘Wildcard’ easel, where artists leave their names at the door and we draw at random to pick the Wildcard Artist. To be a potential wildcard artist, just buy a ticket and show up!

Confirmed Competitors

Brenna Stratton

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Brenna has painted for the last ten years. Last fall she went public at Art Prize in Grand Rapids. Her paintings show the different seasons that God has brought her through and things He is teaching her. Brenna also specializes in human profiles, nature scenes and architecture. /sf

Jennifer vanderploeg

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Jennifer has been creating as long as she could remember. She is a horse trainer and performer and her art's subject matter is usually animals or horses. In the end, she likes to create expressive and moving pieces of art. /sf

Christian M. Topil

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Christian is all color and no text. He is willing to use anything as a canvas from car tops to toasters. He is excited to participate in this Art Battle he believes will be fun. /sf

Aja McCray

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Instagram: Art4f00d

Aja's skill set is painting and 2D but has also begun to create clothing from upcycled materials and incorporating painting into those projects. Her art reflects the different people one can be in a day. Often solitary with her art, this is the perfect place to connect with other artists. /sf

Erik Rodak

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Instagram: Rodak94

Erik's art: ECLECTIC, LOOSE, FREE. He primarily works with clay with a dash of painting on the side for fun. He also works closely with clay making functionary pottery./sf


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Tabby's style is said to be surreal with an emphasis on nature. Having been a creator since 6 years old, her art balances between light and dark subject matters though she creates whatever strikes her in the moment./sf

Gabi Salazar

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Gabi adores traditional drawing and is perfecting digital drawing, but still considers themselves a traditional painter. They are currently exploring digital collages and editing photos, in addition to traditional art. Gabi tries to portray the temperament that's present constantly with the experience of being a human.


Ben Lawrence

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Instagram: burntout.art

Self-taught Ben specializes in illustrations done in a unique and painter style. He is inspired by his own emotions and the music he loves. He also has branched out into oil pastels and different mediums./sf


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Instagram: Speedyart_1210

Billy has been drawing since he was a child. His dream is to do great things with art around the world. He would like to compete against other artists to show his skills.


Angelea Torralva

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Instagram: angeleatorralva

A mother of two, Angelea been doing live painting for seven years. She enjoys painting with acrylics as well as alcohol inks and resin. Angelea has also been dabbling in VR art. /sf

Carlos Sampson

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Instagram: LosTheArtist_

Carlos loves combining realism with surrealism. He uses a variety of mediums from body painting to custom clothing and shoes. He is passionate about the artistic atmosphere and is excited about competition in the Art Battle. /sf

James Sutherlin

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Instagram: Beaconnectar

A fan of circular compositions and high contrast line work, James is competing in his first Art Battle. /sf


November 19
7:30 pm
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