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AB2586 – Chicago

September 22 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Art Battle Chicago – September 22, 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

Lauran Hon

Instagram: L.Hon.Art

Lauran loves to explore the concept of bringing her inner demons to the canvas. She's excited to spend 20 minutes speed painting one of her horror portraits from the depth./sf

Julie. Kukreja

Instagram: Juliekukreja

Julie’s paintings are whimsical and fun, often starring juxtaposed animals in humorous situations. Julie’s diverse brushstrokes and attention to detail allow her to create images that appear based in reality despite the unlikely scenarios. /sf

From the artist:

I’m so excited to compete with so many talented artists and I love the energy of the audience! Let’s do this Chicago!


From her brain to the canvas, GiGi's art is a reflection of the images she sees in her head. She draws inspiration from anything and often does not find meaning in the art until it is complete. She creates through painting, drawing (traditional and digital), sculpting, dance, makeup, and fashion.

Metzli - Fartingsky

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.

From the artist:

Painting the town 🎨- Check out my murals and pieces on Instagram! I take commissions too!!!

Shea Cahill

Instagram: Oopsallcentipedes

Shea's work is influenced by American traditional tattoos, pop art, graffiti, and 90s cartoons. A comic artist, Shea uses their art to do promotional work for bands and focuses on queer bodies.

Brandon Marquette Williams

Instagram: OctoberCoastArt

Brandon, the owner of OctoberCoastArt, has been drawing his whole life. He likes to use ink and bleach, watercolor, acrylic, and lots of gold leaf. He prefers animal and nature scenes, as well as bright colors.

From the artist:

Hi, I'm Brandon Marquette Williams, owner of OctoberCoastArt.

I specialize in ink and watercolor paintings of human and animals. I've been drawing my whole life and can use a wide range of media.

I went blind in 2022, but a donation from Mr. BEAST fixed my cataracts. Since then, I have been doing art full time and gearing up to get OCA a storefront.

Besides being an artist, I love to teach children how to draw and will soon start an after-school program in the Berwyn area.

I'm very excited for this opportunity to paint for ya'll.

Zoë Kuehn

Instagram: zozzle.art

Zoë has been drawing since she could pick up a pencil. She creates through inkwork/zentangle, watercolor, acrylic, sketching, the ability to mix colors and digital art. Usually, she takes photos of things that interest her and paints them.

From the artist:

Hi everyone! I’m Zoë (zozzle.art) and it will be my first time live painting on September 22nd. I am so excited to share my work with you. You won’t want to miss it!

Lenin Delsol

Instagram: @lenindelsol

Lenin uses different media to create portrait and figure paintings/drawings. Lenin's favorites to use are oil, pastels and watercolors.

Bochica art

Instagram: Bochicaart

Bochica art is a Colombian mural painter since 2008. He is a sociocultural project designer and art producer since 2010 with the intention of fighting the social and environmental crisis of the planet, using art as a tool and nature as inspiration./sf

From the artist:

If we can transform a fragment of reality like a canvas, we can do it all together with the world!

Emily Reynoso Muñoz

Instagram: Paintbristle

Emily dabbles in almost every medium. In her personal work, she focuses on expressing comfort in one's own self regardless of the angle. She mostly does traditional work. Her favorite media is charcoal, although most of her current work has been in oil paint.


September 22
7:00 pm CDT
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