ART MATTERS: Battle Of The Brushes 2018

What Better Way to Battle Than with Art as a Weapon of Choice

The 2nd Annual Battle of the Brushes event takes place Saturday July 14, 3pm at the Rev. Bennett Smith Family Life Center 833 Michigan Ave bringing out more local talent and a menu of activities that will surely add to your checklist of great community art events this year. StreetPoetz, the host and presenter of this event is looking forward to taking it to new heights in its second successful year.

Providing a platform to local artists who otherwise may not have an opportunity to share their work along with some who are pushing the outside artist emerging envelop, the Battle is set for a two-hour window where 24 canvas and body artists who will compete for a cash prize in each category! Although a competition the social interaction live art experience, and chance for artists to flex their skills in front of a new audience is just as much a reward.

Snap Shot from the 2017 Battle of The Brushes Event Participants

The show will include its titled main event “Battle of the Brushes” as well as free face painting for children, henna tattoos, art displays, special effects, make-up demonstrations, performances from local talent with live music, spoken word, dance as well as the live body painted models who will be sporting wearable art.
The return of this artful mashup and competition is family friendly and a fun filled inspirational community experience for both participants and attendee’s.
Tickets for the event are being pre-sold on for $10. Entry at door is $12 and free for children under 5. To be a participating artist the entry fee is $28 and you can contact CeCe Carson at