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April 19 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Art Battle Minnesota – April 19, 2024

Doors @ 7:00pm / Painting @ 8:00pm
The Fair on 4 – 402 South Avenue, Bloomington, MN 

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Get charged up for an 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 Minnesota is an All Ages 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


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Blane considers his art amazing, the perfect blend of character, creature and imagination. His art is a combination of everything he loves and dislikes. Blane's skillset includes drawing, painting and digital art.

Meredith T Tuve

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Instagram: merreart_007

Meredith has been a multimedia artist for years. She primarily leans towards the fantasy and ethereal energy and finds inspiration in her imagination and music. Being able to look at the world around her and imagine stories and how it could be instead of what it actually is fuels many of Meredith's pictures.

Michael Rasmussen

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From the artist:

Ojiimaker is a cultural platform for any artist to gain thee attention some of us smaller artist like myself may gain more momentum!

Mitch Hatten

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Instagram: mitchhattenart

Mitch has a background in cartoons, illustration and even a little tattoo design. This foundation, alongside new techniques he has taught himself, result in a style that's a blend of figurative, impressionistic, and expressive art. He makes use of many different types of mark-making tools to create his art and enjoys making sense out of the chaos.

From the artist:

I have a background in cartoons, illustration and even a little tattoo design. This foundation, alongside new techniques I’ve taught myself, result in a style that’s a blend of figurative, impressionistic and expressive art. I make use of many different types of mark-making tools to create my art – palette knives, ink pens, pastels, charcoals, and brushes. I enjoy making sense out of the chaos and challenges that using mixed media presents.

Willard Malebear

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Instagram: @willmalebear

Willard, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Tribe, says his art is influenced by many aspects of his life and experiences, including his Indigenous culture, street art and tattooing. He owns a tattoo shop called Iktomi Tattoo and is the founder of a new non-profit called Art Shelf which provides free materials and space to those who want to create.

From the artist:

I am super stoked to be a part of art battle! I look forward to meeting everyone and creating together!

Lumi (Emily) Forbes

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Instagram: @sisucatstudio

Vibrant use of color and movement are the first things observed in Lumi's art. Self-taught, Lumi began using art in adulthood as a means of therapy to cope with disability. They are always exploring new mediums and pushing their artistic boundaries, with a certain affinity for acrylics, alcohol ink, and mixed media.

From the artist:

Hey! I'm Lumi (Emily) Forbes, also known as Sisu Cat Studio. Thanks for being here!

I currently have some work on display at the Nicollet Ave HAUS Salon


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Santiago developed an artistic spirit at a young age. Working on ranches in Mexico, he always had to problem solve and think outside the box as the right materials were not always available. These skills, along with his creative energy and free spirit, are shown in his artwork. As a self-made artist, regular norms and processes go out the window, and this works immensely in his favor.


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Instagram: miali.t

maria Linsday

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Instagram: marialinsdayartist

Maria returns to Art Battle! Maria is in love with color and nature, which she captures on her canvases from the depths of her being. She is passionate about training and sharing her knowledge with others.

From the artist:

This is a great opportunity for me to share with such wonderful people, in this fantastic event thank you and may the best win

William Purcell

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One Eyed Willy paints to paint! He has been an illustrator and recently had a custom paint shop. He is also an airbrush artist doing Harleys, boats, custom murals and body paint. He does mixed media, oil, video and music editing.

From the artist:

Woot! I'm so excited to do this with all the talent involved!

I'm One-eyed Billy, A lifelong artist (with one eye duh) at 22 yrs. old started what became a very successful airbrush studio, Hotshot custom Auto Paint in Olympia, Washington for 14 years.

From 100k show cars to speed boats to body paint and children's murals-I painted all the things, achieved success + many awards and accolades, TV and magazine features. But I didn't paint for the money.

Then at the height of it all, had an accident and my right hand was broken severely. Required titanium hardware and a long recovery that ultimately forced me to shut down my life, my shop and my creating art.

After surgery my hand didn't work properly. I couldn't hold the airbrushes. I was crushed.
I haven't painted anything since. I'm a dad working for FedEx and made life work, and hung up the guns. But I've been empty without my art.

Gratefully, I was accepted to ARTBATTLE- the universe said HEY MOFO WAKE UP! its time to bust out of retirement!!! TIME TO START SLINGING SOME PAINT!!

This is an obvious call to resume my craft and passion. I'm ready to dust off the old funky hand and put it to the test. Thank you for the opportunity- what a blessing.

Miles Mattingly

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Instagram: milesnmilesnmiles_

Miles is an art student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. As a fine arts major, their current focus is oil painting, but they also work with various forms of collage and assemblage. Miles's work uses aspects of their daily life and past experiences from their hometown in Kentucky to create paintings inspired by ideas of nostalgia and comfort.


April 19
7:00 pm CDT
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