ART BATTLE - a renowned international art competition - is coming to Dhaka. The event will be held at the MIDAS Center of the capital’s Dhanmondi on Friday, June 29. Expected to be a wonderful evening of creativity and community, Art Battle Dhaka is a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting Dhaka to towns and cities around the world!
Art Battle was established in New York City back in 2001 to promote artists and artworks in a healthy competitive spirit. It is described as live competitive painting. Art Battles take place in three rounds. In each of the ﬁrst two, eight artists compete to turn a blank canvas into a crowd favourite in twenty minutes. The organizers provide the artists with paints, canvas, water containers, mixing plates and cleaning towels. As the artists work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The medium is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any non-mechanical implements. Once the time is up, the crowd is instructed to rip off a segment of their entry ticket and use that to vote for their favourite piece by dropping it in an easel-adjacent bucket. The ﬁrst and second place winners of rounds one and two go on to the ﬁnal round where the whole process repeats, albeit with a 30-minute clock this time.
Art Battle events are held in more than 50 major cities worldwide. The last few years, Art Battle has evolved into an international brand, with events now taking place in cities like Amsterdam, Tokyo, and São Paulo.
To participate in the event as an artist, one had to register on artbattle.com/register. The deadline for artists registration was on June 7. Winner of the battle will be given a prize and the opportunity to compete in the Art Battle International Tournament against other artists from all around the world as well as massive exposure on social media! All artwork will also be available for silent auction.
Art Battle Dhaka has received over 60 applications from artists, and among them, 16 will be selected to participate in the ﬁrst Art Battle Dhaka. The event is completely free for artists who want to participate in the competition. Audience members will have to buy a ticket that costs tk 300 to enter the event.
Come watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, and then help vote to determine the winner of the evening!
For more details, visit https://artbattle.com/events/ab1675-dhaka-29-06-2018/.
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