Kamloops Art Gallery hosting wacky blindfolded art battle

By Jill Sperling
February 23, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 5:37pm

KAMLOOPS — A unique art battle is taking place at the Kamloops Art Gallery tonight, Feb. 23.

Competitors will be given 60 seconds to draw on random subject transforming into another. In addition to being blindfolded, competitors are required to show up in costume. 

"The weirder the better," said the gallery's education and public programs director, Emily Hope. "Our panel of judges when they're judging you it's based on how weird your costume is, your performance, and then finally your ability to draw."     

The winner will be awarded an exhibition at the gallery in October. 

Those who don't wish to display their artistic abilities are still invited to attend the free event as part of the 'peanut gallery.'

"So, we have a couple emcees, they'll announce the topic, we'll hit the gong, we'll say, 'go', and then the peanut gallery can encourage or heckle as they see fit," said Hope. 

The doors open at 6 p.m., with the competition beginning at 7.

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