at this event
Primary Colours presents
ART vs ART: Paint Day
where art is born
Saturday, August 27 | 10:00a to 4:00p | free to watch
HOW ART VS ART WORKS
WE'RE STEP 1: READY, SET, PAINT!
On Sunday August 21, 2016, at Fort Harrison, and Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Irving Theater, competing artists have only four
hours to paint using identical provided materials including an 18x24 canvas, a pack of five brushes, and acrylic paints in red,
yellow, blue, black and white.
STEP 2: VOTE ONLINE OR IN PERSON.
Completed paintings are photographed and posted online where site visitors can vote for their three favorites. There are so
Many Ways to Vote!
STEP 3: SAVE THE ART.
The 32 paintings with the most votes are displayed at the Main Event, held on Friday, September 25, 2016, at the Vogue Theatre in
At the show, the audience members can preview the work and fill out a ballot for their three favorites. The top 16
vote-getters then battle it out on stage, where two randomly selected finalists square off head-to-head. The winning
painting advances to the next round. The losing painting faces the threat of destruction as determined by a spin of the
ominous Wheel of Death. Audience members can save paintings from impending doom by buying them. Artists keep 70% of the
sales of their paintings. Paintings that don't make it to the Top 32 are sold at the event for $50. An auctioneer from
Christy's start the bids at a minimum amount depending on the round - Round 1: $200, Round 2: $300, Round 3: $400, Round 4:
$500. Anxiety builds as the wheel spins because if the spin lands on Instant Death, the painting is not auctioned and faces
immediate destruction. The artist of the last painting standing is crowned the Art vs. Art 2016 champion and will receive the
traveling title belt, full bragging rights, a serenade, and an oversized check for the Grand Prize.