Celebrity Battle of the Brushes - SOLD OUT


Friday, March 29 | 6PM

Watch five CELEBRITY "artists" bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for our very first Celebrity Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition!

The Celebrities are:
Savanna Evans from Titan Broadcasting LLC/ 101.7 The Bull, KBKB-FM with artist C├ęcile Houel
Martha Wolf from Ivy Bake Shoppe and Cafe with artist Quriosity Garcia
David Kroll from Burlington Memorial Auditorium with artist Craig H Vazquez
Amy O'Brien from Great River Entertainment with artist Margaret Ertz
Shane A. Mccampbell from City of Burlington, Iowa Government with artist James Henry

Live music provided by Eric Pettit Lion!

The Celebrities will paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience on a 16x20 canvas. Here's the TWIST: the subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins at 6PM! Each Celebrity has chosen a local artist to assist them in creating their masterpiece.

Once time is up, each Celebrity will be auctioning off their own painting, trying to get the most amount of money. The money raised from the auctions will go towards operating expenses of ACB to help us continue to thrive by offering quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, opportunities for artists, etc.

Tickets are $15/person. Be sure to get yours early, this event WILL sell out! Our Gallery Lounge is open throughout the event with a cash bar offering light appetizers, wine, and beer.

 

 

Craig Fleece won our 3rd Annual Battle of the Brushes!



Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 4-8pm

Watch five artists bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit for the Art Center of Burlington's Battle of the Brushes: Live Painting Competition in January 2019!

Selected artists will paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience in just three hours. Here's the TWIST: the subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins at 4PM!

They compete for $250 cash prize.

Here are the details:
- A 22x28 canvas will be provided.
- Each artists brings their own paints and brushes.
- The subject and theme to be painted is revealed just minutes before the painting begins!
- Time is limited; Paint an original piece of art in front of a live audience in just three hours.
- When time is up, the winning painting will be chosen by a panel of judges.

The paintings will be raffled off after the competition as a fundraiser for the Art Center. The money raised from raffle tickets will go towards operating expenses of ACB to help us continue to thrive by offering quality gallery exhibits, classes for all ages, opportunities for artists, etc.

Be sure to get your ticket, this event sells out! Our Gallery Lounge is open throughout the event with a cash bar offering light appetizers, wine, and beer.

In addition to participating in BOTB, the five selected artists can bring 3-5 pieces to hang in the Gallery during the month of January.