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Artists duel it out at Art Battle in Edwards

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EDWARDS – Eagle Valley Artists’ Alliance and the Eagle Valley Humane Society are hosting an Art Battle, taking place at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards Saturday night. The event will bring artists together for a three-hour long competition, starting at 7 p.m. and ending with a public voting at 10 p.m. to determine first, second, and third place winners.

“Art Battle was a big hit last year where nearly 200 spectators gathered to enjoy the entertainment and cosmopolitan vibe in the mountains,” said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center and board member of EVAA. “We are excited to organize Art Battle centrally in Edwards this year to attract spectators from Vail to Eagle, and beyond.”

Many artists are already signed up to battle it out Saturday night, including Dustin Zentz, Shanna Dempsey, Luke Vivio, Britten, Cory Correia, Jeanne Echternach and Fernando Palomo, last year’s first place winner back to defend his title.

“What was incredible about Art Battle was working alongside so many artists and feeling the creative energy in the room,” Palomo said. “At the end of the night it was like being at an art show to see how many amazing and unique pieces were created. I was pumped for a week after the competition, and people talked about it for months.”

Artists will be working in a medium of their choice, such as painting, mixed-media, sculpture, and even tattoo artwork. Throughout the evening, DJ Bojmir will perform and appetizers from Mango’s Mountain Grill and drinks will be served. Pre-sale tickets for Art Battle can be purchased for $20 at Alpine Arts Center throughout the week. Tickets are $25 at the door for adults and $5 for children, which includes appetizers and a drink. All money raised through Art Battle will go directly to The Humane Society and Eagle Valley Artists Alliance.

For more information visit http://www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.