Annual Art Battle set for June 25 in Vail |

Annual Art Battle set for June 25 in Vail

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VAIL CO, Colorado

Eagle Valley Artists Alliance (EVAA) and The Eagle Valley Humane Society invite the public to join in Art Battle 2011. This year the art battle will be held at Solaris in Vail, on June 25. The event brings artists together for a three-hour competition, starting at 7 p.m. and ending with a public vote at 10 p.m. to determine first, second, and third place winners. The location of EVAA’s Art Battle changes each year.

“Spectators enjoy the opportunity to watch art being created,” said Tracy Gordon, EVAA Board Member. “They gather to enjoy the art, entertainment, and to cheer on their favorite artists. It’s a cultural opportunity you don’t often get in mountain towns.”

This year’s space will allow for approximately 12 to 15 artists to compete. Past year’s winners Dustin Zentz (2010) and Fernando Palomo (2009), will be back to defend their titles.

“It is incredible working alongside so many artists and feeling the creative energy in the room,” said Fernando Palomo. “By the end of the night, an amazing art show has been created filled with unique pieces. As an artist, I was filled with creative energy for quite some time after the competition. It was the topic of conversation for months after the event.”

Artists will be working in a medium of their choice, such as painting, mixed-media, sculpture and even tattoo art. The cash bar will be staffed by animal-loving bartenders from the Eagle Valley Humane Society. A live DJ will entertain guests. Appetizers and one beverage included with admission. Admission to the Art Battle is $25 at the door for adults and $5 for children. (Cash only; no credit cards accepted). All money raised through the Art Battle will go directly to the Humane Society and the Eagle Valley Artists Alliance.

For more information about Art Battle and EVAA go to, email or call 970-926-2732.

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