Last updateFri, 14 Aug 2020 4pm

Art Battle pits 12 painters in a duel in the round

Twelve of the lakeside area’s best artists will compete in the first Art Battle Chapala across three fast-paced rounds for audience votes and a chance to go on to the Art Battle National Tournament.

pg8The excitement is set for Saturday, August 24, 4 to 8 p.m. on the terraza at Hotel Real de Chapala. The audience will circle the competitors in each round, and choose their favorites using an app, to move forward.

After the final round, only one champion will remain. The winning prize is 2,000 pesos. Audience members can take home a piece of the action by bidding on their favorite paintings in the silent auction, 50 percent of which goes to the artist.

These competitors — mostly from Chapala and a few from Guadalajara — are a mix of veteran professional artists and emerging talents who want to share their processes and talent with a new audience.

Featured competitors at the first Art Battle Chapala include Guadalajara artist Aldo Gonzalez Aguilar, who said he is “inspired by the opportunity for learning more techniques” and Karla Paola Patiño Nuño, who is most looking forward to “the connection with the spectator during the creative process” at this unique event.

At press time there are still three spots open for participating artists. Email artbattle.com/artists to enter.

Art Battle has been sharing live painting competitions and incredible artistic performances with audiences around the globe since 2001. Art Battle celebrates live talent by turning a blank canvas into a work of art. Chapala is one of more than 100 cities on six continents and tens of thousands of competitors. In its first year in Mexico, Art Battle has held two competitions in CDMX (Mexico City), two in Guadalajara and this first in Chapala. Competitions in Querétaro and Puebla are also under consideration. The regional finals will be in January 2020 and the national event in August in CDMX.

Art Battle invites culture enthusiasts, painters, art collectors, art party lovers, and the entire Chapala community to join the experience and vote for the next Art Battle Champion.

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Tickets are 150 pesos at the door or 120 pesos through August 23 via eventbrite.com. Food and drink will be available from the hotel.

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