Los Angeles (Downtown LA, Exchange LA) 9:20:17

Los Angeles came out strong to kick off the Art Battle National Championship. Held at the famed Exchange LA a 16 artist battle (featuring: Jessica Blowers, Suni Mullen, Nessie Blaze, Ryan Zweng, Guillermo Luna, Madison DiDomenicantonio, Catalina Garreton, SPAZ 12, Erin Hammond, NelaJ, David Howler, Hannah Webb, Nick McGee, Karen Wall Garrison, Noemi Barajas, Art Barbie) showcased some of the top live painters of LA. During the battle Art Battle Los Angeles Champion Michael Pukac wow’d the audience with a large scale painting while def.sound and Chris Wood kept the party rocking.  After the large format final round where our four finalists painted on all black canvases, the crowd had a split decision naming both Erin Hammond and Madison DiDomenicantonio as the winners who will both advance to the city finals.