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AB2473 – Chicago

April 21 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Art Battle Chicago – April 21, 2023

Doors @ 7:00pm / Painting @ 8:00pm
SPIN Chicago 344 N State St, Chicago, IL

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Join us for a Friday night full of live art!

Join us for a night of artistic excellence as skilled artists face off in three rounds of fast-paced competition. Be there as the paint flies and help choose the ultimate winner.

Then, peruse the artwork that will be available for auction and take home your own piece of the creative action. It’s a night of community, creation, and pure artistic adrenaline.

Don’t miss out on the excitement – we’ll see you there!

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 Chicago is a 21+ event.





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

Trang Nguyen

Instagram: @trangs.art

Trang makes feelings, emotions and moments visible and physical. She believes there are beautiful things in the world and she wishes to make it last longer with her art. In addition to painting, Trang also works with printmaking, crocheting, ceramics and mixed media sculpture./sf

From the artist:

Hi, my name is Trang! Thanks for being here, I hope y'all enjoy the art :))

Charlie Goss

Instagram: Charliegossart

A Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay for 2 years, Charlie moved to Colombia where he opened and ran two successful night clubs. After 10 years in South America he returned to his hometown of Chicago where he fell into the world of art. Mentored by his uncle Joe Steiner, a professional painter, Charlie picked up a brush and has yet to put it down./sf

From the artist:

Post impressionistic figure painter!

Metzli Flores

Instagram: fartingsky

Metzli, an 18 year old Mexican-American artist specializes in several mediums. Currently a college student studying Graphic Design, Metzli enjoys working with acrylic or oil paint, clay, pastels and even photography./sf

From the artist:

So honored to be part of this event!

Aespyne Alix

Instagram: alix_theartist

Aespyne Alix is an American visual artist. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma Alix was heavily influenced by her family’s friendship with the late contemporary artist, Norman Lewis,’ wife, Ouida. There she developed an interest in abstract art and used it to make statements about dealing with depression and anxiety./sf

From the artist:

My name is Alix and I’m excited to battle and challenge myself artistically. I hope I can give you guys something beautiful.

Fab Erre

Instagram: Fab_erre_pe

Fab is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator from Mexico City and currently based in Chicago. Her colorful work aims to embrace and express street art culture with a mixture of pop art and Mexican identity./sf

From the artist:

Be curious Stay creative.

Marco Salazar

Instagram: @Marcoartstudio01

Marco, used to large scale live painting, is thrilled for a chance at Art Battle./sf

From the artist:


Live to Paint* Paint to Live

Oxana Belka

Instagram: belka_aka_squirrel

Belka is a multidisciplinary artist. Her art ranges from paintings and drawings to sculptures and she is intent on expressing the spectrum of emotions and feelings through colors./sf

From the artist:

Belka is a multidisciplinary artist. Her art ranges from paintings and drawings to sculptures and she is intent on expressing the spectrum of emotions and feelings through colors

cooper zajac

Instagram: czartsy1

Born and raised in Chicago, Cooper's art has always been heavily influenced by his surroundings and experiences in the city that he calls home. His artistic skillset includes painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, and egg tempera)and drawing (Markers, colored pencils, pen & ink, oil pastel, and wood burning)./sf

From the artist:

Happy to participate for a second time in such an amazing event!

Lauran Hon

Instagram: L.Hon.Art

Saturated palettes, detailed scenes, and emotive brushwork are recurring elements of Lauran’s paintings. Boasting an eerily beautiful portfolio, Lauran’s favorite subjects are “landscapes, horror, and abstract paintings.”/sf

From the artist:

Let's go!!!

Ada Dancy

Instagram: @a.da.ncy

The background of Ada's art is drawing and painting. Her art is surreal and figurative. She has been reimagining the archetype of death into a comforting presence of love and ancestral connection. Ada creates nature scenes that celebrate life in all forms. /sf

From the artist:

Come watch me reveal the spirits all around us and share in the thrill of the art-making unknown!

Ana Kim

Instagram: anakim_art

Ana, an individual artist with studios in Seoul and Chicago, paints animals and nature in unique settings with vivid colors. Her audiences enjoy 'reading' her paintings and talking about each animal species./sf

Willow Estel

Willow creates to help others see they aren't alone in art. They use acrylic, watercolor, oil, spray paint, and marker. Willow looks forward to grow as an artist during this competition. /sf

From the artist:

Hi I'm willow and I love to create anything spooky! I love to play with all mediums!


April 21
7:00 pm CDT
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