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    Name: “Canvas Clash” live speed painting tournament
    Date: March 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
    Trip Builder: View Trip
    Event Description:

    Lanesboro Arts is proud to present The Canvas Clash, a fast-paced, live painting tournament on Saturday, March 23 at 9 p.m. in the Commonweal Theatre Events Hall, as part of the Spring into Art Festival. Eight artists will compete in a multi-round art battle, transforming blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, with attendees voting on their favorites until a champion is crowned. Enjoy craft brews and music by DJ Troy while seeing art created right before your eyes in a raucous, yet family-friendly environment. This event is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation at the door.

    The Canvas Clash is showcasing a diverse roster of artists, each bringing a unique style and perspective to this exciting event. You may see artists creating abstract works, paintings inspired by the Lanesboro landscape or even depicting pop culture icons. Confirmed participating visual artists include Joan Finnegan, Jamie Harper, Samie Johnson, Stena Lieb, Erik Pearson, Jes Reyes, Meranda Turbak and one more artist to be announced! Artists may choose to make their pieces available for sale via silent auction after each round.

    Attendees will receive three tickets when they arrive, which will be used to vote once after each round. Attendees have five minutes after each round to vote for their favorite work by placing a ticket in corresponding artist’s bucket at the voting table. Volunteers will then count the number of tickets in each bucket and announce the artists that will advance (or who has won). Elimination will work as follows: Round one – first group of 4 artists, Round two – second group of 4 artists, Round three – head to head match up of winners from rounds 1 and 2.

    Spring into Art is an interactive, two-weekend celebration of creativity and community co-presented by Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Featuring an art crawl, a canvas clash, an original art exhibition, film screenings, live music, panel discussions, a production of “Bakersfield Mist” by Stephen Sachs, and more, the Spring into Art Festival is your cure for cabin fever.


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    Events Hall at Commonweal Theatre, 208 Parkway Ave N
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    Saturday, March 23 at 9 p.m.
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    No admission change. $10 suggested donation at the door. No one turned away.
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