Art Battle Hits Collingwood

Grace Simms paints her way into battle. Photo by Dorian Geiger. Courtesy
Grace Simms paints her way into battle. Photo by Dorian Geiger. Courtesy

On May 10th, more than 250 artists will compete in Art Battle Canada in same-day events across 20 Canadian communities for the chance to advance to the 2014 Art Battle National Championship.

In each participating community, local organizers will host a three-round live painting competition featuring 12 professional and emerging artists from their local community. Audiences will vote to determine round winners and ultimately one individual event champion.

The first-ever Art Battle Day in Collingwood is hosted by Studio 65, at 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood. Gallery owner Andrea Rinaldo is hosting and organizing the event with Karen Bogo of Awear Eco-Boutique, and the Tremont Cafe will provide catering.

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Tickets for the May 10 event are $20, and can be ordered online at

Participating artists:
Jill Price…Barrie
Kirsty Wilson…Collingwood
Libby Mourant…Collingwood
Kyle Haight…Collingwood
David Marshak…Kimberley
Andrew Peycha…Collingwood
Laz Ioannou…Collingwood
Arlene Murphy…Barrie
Jennifer Woodburn…Thornbury
Sarah Merry…Toronto
Jen Lawton…Wasaga Beach
John Andreson…Stayner

About Art Battle Canada:
Art Battle Canada has been promoting Canadian artists through live painting competitions since 2009. Created in Toronto by Simon Plashkes and Chris Pemberton, Art Battle has grown to more than 30 communities across Canada. This 5th season will see more than 100 events and 1600 original artworks created and sold to art lovers across Canada.