Submitted by: The Stroke Off! 

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. 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 9 p.m. on Friday, June 2 at the Wild Buffalo. 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 30.

The goal of this event is simply to bring our Arts Community together and have a great time while we are doing it. The easels and canvases will be provided by Dakota Art, so all you’ll need to bring is your paint and brushes or other tools you would like to use. I hope you’ll join us for our first Stroke Off! 

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