Vancouver Art Attack! hosts 4th live art event celebrating local artists

Sep 2 2016, 2:26 am

When looking at a beautiful final product, it’s only natural to wonder how it all came to be. That’s the same reason why TV shows like How It’s Made are popular and why behind the scenes videos exist; people are inherently curious.

It’s also a curiosity that Vancouver Art Attack! counts on satisfying while simultaneously promoting the local arts scene by hosting an event for artists, galleries, art collectors, and enthusiasts to connect in a community setting.

Created in 2013 by local artist Kirsten Larsen, Vancouver Art Attack! is the city’s largest live-art event created for artists, by artists. Returning for their fourth instalment on Saturday, September 10, this year’s event features a stellar line-up of 20 of the city’s best professional artists who will be given just four hours to create gallery quality pieces of art live for all to experience.

Once the live art creation is complete, the 20 new pieces of art will be auctioned off to the highest bidders in a live auction. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Art’s Umbrella Kids Arts Camps, while proceeds from art sales will support our participating artists as well as fund the Visual Arts Award at Emily Carr University.

Along with an impressive line-up of painters and carvers, the annual event will also include an opening ceremony by Culture Saves Lives, a Kids Painting Workshop with Larissa Healey (AKA Gurl Twenty Three), and a speaker from Coast Mental Health on the healing power of art.

Image: Vancouver Art Attack!

Image: Vancouver Art Attack!

Vancouver Art Attack! 2016

When: Saturday, September 10

Time: 2 to 9 pm

Where: The Gallery at The Waterfall Building – #205-1540 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

Cost: Free to attend


Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Vancouver Art Attack! 2016

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