The Wild Buffalo, Whatcom Talk, Allied Arts, Dakota Art, and the Downtown Bellingham Partnership Present:
The Stroke Off! is an energetic, timed painting competition featuring twelve Bellingham artists. There are two preliminary rounds where each artist has exactly twenty minutes to create their best piece of art on a canvas. At the end of the first two rounds, the crowd will then vote on their favorite artists and the top two will move on to the third and final round of the evening.
As the artists work, patrons move around the easels, closely observing the artists’ creative process. Acrylics and canvas will be the mediums used, and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any non-mechanical implements. The paintings will then be held on display for a silent auction in which all of the proceeds will go directly to the respective artists.
The Stroke Off! will start at 9pm and Boombox Kid will be providing the music throughout the evening as well as a dance party after the final round. The winner of the final round will receive a trophy as well as two tickets to see The Gorillaz at Key Arena on September 30th.