Art, accelerated

    Thirty-two artists have registered for the gladiator event on the floor of the Arts Garage, a performance space in Lower North Philadelphia.

    On Saturday, artists will battle against one another for eight straight hours. The Battle of the Canvas 20-10 pits the muse against the stop watch.The event celebrates creativity – with clear winners and losers.

    Thirty-two artists have registered for the gladiator event on the floor of the Arts Garage, a performance space in Lower North Philadelphia. Each will be given a canvas and encouraged to fill the 40″ by 60″ space with something – anything – on the theme of “social change.”

    The owner of Arts Garage is Ola Solankea, who hatched the idea so lesser-known artists can network and be seen.

    It doesn’t matter what medium – as long as the end result is on the canvas that we are providing. If they want to put sculpture on the canvas – great. If they are a fine artists – that works well. If they are a graffiti artist, we just want to encourage and continue to motivate.

    All the works will be on public display for six weeks outside the Arts Garage. The winner – chosen by a public vote – will take home 500 dollars.

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