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AB2474 – Chicago

May 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Art Battle Chicago – May 19, 2023

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

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Get charged up for a electrifying Friday night featuring live, pulse-pounding art!

Join us for an epic art showdown where creativity knows no bounds!

Watch as masterful artists craft stunning masterpieces in just 20 minutes per round. Be part of the decision-making process and vote for the ultimate champion.

And don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the action with the silent auction of all original works.

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

Saul Palos Rodriguez

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Instagram: Saulpalosr

Saul Palos Rodriguez was recently announced as Best Visual Artist by Chicago Reader. They are looking forward to their first Art Battle./sf

Bonnie Wu

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Instagram: bxnniewu

Bonnie is back! She considers her art colorful, whimsical, loose and bold. She loves painting portraits and capturing the energy that we all have as humans. A lot of her work is created by "happy little accidents" so she never knows which direction her art will take her./sf

Pilar Mome

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Instagram: pimome_art

Pilar's art comes directly as literal representations from her dreams. She likes her paintings to tell a story, to feel almost like a character from a story you quite can't place. She likes to represent someone doing something./sf

Andrew the Rose Artist

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When he is not making paintings, you can find him around the city making chalk art. The themes of his art often include nature and animals. He works in traditional media such as painting, drawing, and chalk./sf

From the artist:

When I am not making paintings, you can find me around the city making chalk art


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Ocean is a Pilsen(Chicago)-based creative who believes they was traumatized just enough to see the funny side of things. They fill their time exploring new media including painting, 3d printing, graffiti, toy making, and consuming bad movies so they do not have to be alone with their thoughts./sf

Eimi Schyler

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Instagram: eimi.schyler

Eimi's art is a mix of color, abstract, and portraiture. Starting with watercolor, she has since moved on to abstract and colorful portraits. She is curious to see what it is like to paint in front of people for a competition./sf

Viktoriya Naumova

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Instagram: @naviali

Viktoriya, a Ukrainian artist, specializes in acrylic, acrylic markers, markers, liner, colored pencils, watercolor, ink and digital. The war left its unforgettable impression on her work. She started creating illustrations about the horror she had experienced personally, along with the stories of people she met during evacuation./sf

From the artist:

I am Ukrainian and I will fight to the end.

alejandro mena

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Instagram: alexmenart2.0

Alejandro likes to experiment with many different mediums like oil, pastel, ink, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal. His art is partially inspired by religious iconography, but more so the world around him./sf

From the artist:

I hope to show what I can do and bring a different perspective to life while having fun doing what I love in this competition.

Alex Gonzalez

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Instagram: agluv94

Alex's art typically reflects his personal life. He expresses himself through realism, photo realism, abstraction and impressionism. His goal is to become an art teacher, travel the world and bring forth new experiences for himself and developing systems./sf

From the artist:

Whether it's painting, sculpture, drawing, or any other art form, I encourage you to embrace your creativity and dive into the world of art. Let's learn together, inspire each other, and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Metzli Flores

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Instagram: fartingsky

Metzli is an artist from Chicago who mainly works with acrylic and oil paint. She tends to lean towards realistic features in her paintings while also creating pieces that are a pleasure to look at. She works with not only still life, but also portraits and other mediums of art./sf

From the artist:

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” - Frida Kahlo

Nicolas Kanogo

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Instagram: Pright_art

Nicolas is a self-taught artist who can draw anything. He believes art is his love./sf

Nicolas Kanogo

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Instagram: pright_art

Nicolas is a self-taught artist who can draw anything. He believes art is his love./sf


May 19, 2023
7:00 pm CDT
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