The 4th annual Vancouver Art Attack’s ‘Paint Your Art Out’ event and auction brought together buyers, galleries, and the public to collectively support local artists and the arts community by creating, bidding and buying one of a kind, original artwork. Recognized globally as Vancouver’s largest live art event and fundraiser, this inspiring movement was created by artists for artists.
The event showcases 20 of the city’s most talented artists who are given four hours to produce gallery-quality 24″ x 36″ paintings. Promising to deliver a unique experience. The show did a wonderful job of engaging the public and focused on teaching the value of original artwork.
Vancouver Art Attack was originally founded to bridge the gap between students, artists and collectors, while also raising funds to support local artists and art-related organizations. The success rate of this yearly event continues to strengthen relationships within the Vancouver art community.
This years event was hosted by the Waterfall Building in False Creek, and in their courtyard and gallery, guests were exposed to live painters, carvers, workshops and demos, with the lively beats of a spinning DJ and refreshments from Steamwhistle Brewery.
The saying is true, Vancouver is not short on talent. Witnessing a piece of art being created from start to finish is a bewitching experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. In four hours the artists presented their pieces, each unique to its own likeness. Auctioneer, Paul Becker sold paintings which included surrealism by Jace Kim, abstract diptychs by Sussanah Paranich, and a portrait of Meredith by David.
In keeping with strong focus on supporting local artists, proceeds from Vancouver Art Attack’s ticket sales benefit Arts Umbrella Kids Arts Camps. The funds raised from the Fresh of the Easel auction supports the Emily Carr Annual Award for Excellence in Visual Arts as well as the participating live artists. In partnership with the Coast Mental Health Foundation, and feature speaker Lee Evans spoke about the healing power of art.
There are still some impressive pieces remaining and details on which pieces are available for purchase can be found on the Vancouver Art Attack’s instagram account.