Sarasota County Art Battles

The 2019 Art Battle

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is thrilled to bring Art Battle back to Sarasota County! This year, in partnership with Venice Art Center, Art Center Sarasota, and Selby Library, Sarasota County will host two regional competitions and the Florida State Competition.

Each Art Battle consists of three 20 minutes rounds in which painters compete for audience votes with equal materials, a blank canvas, and their talent. The event invites audiences of culture enthusiasts, painters, art collectors, art party lovers, and the whole Sarasota community to assemble and vote for their favorite artist in each round.

“Sarasota County has some of the finest examples of artistic expression around, and we are pleased to work with Art Battle to present a new form of interactive art experience, one that lets audiences see directly inside the process of art creation, and to participate by helping to choose the winner,” says Jim Shirley, President of the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.

Sarasota County Regional Art Battle Competitions:

January 24, 2020, 7 pm
Venice Art Center
390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285
Link for tickets or to apply to paint:

January 25, 2020, 7 pm
Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Link for tickets or to apply to paint:

12 artists will be selected to compete in each Art Battle. The champions from both regional Art Battles in January will then compete in the Florida State Art Battle along with 2019 Sarasota Art Battle winner, Judy Robertson, and the winners from Art Battles throughout the state of Florida.