CANVAS Local Showdown Brings 7 Local Artists Together for Mural Competition in Historic Northwood Village

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Participating artists include: Amanda Valdes, Eduardo Mendieta, Amauri Torezan, Diana Contreras, Mark Rupprecht, Jay Bellicchi, Paul Hughes

November 13, 2015

7-11pm Local Showdown Mural Competition

7-11pm Cocktail Reception and Group Exhibition Opening at ArtHouse429

429 25th Street WPB in Historic Northwood Village

Valet Parking will be available

Seven local artists have been selected to paint outdoor murals on seven overhead doors on an active warehouse in Northwood Village as part of a CANVAS a two-week outdoor museum experience running November 8-22 in West Palm Beach.  The competition, known as CANVAS Local Showdown will have one winner that will receive a coveted position on the official lineup for CANVAS 2016. The competition, conceived by ArtHouse429 in collaboration with CANVAS and the Community Redevelopment Agency, will take place directly across the street from the ArtHouse429 contemporary art gallery on 25th street.  The event is open to the public, and all attendees will be able to cast their vote for their favorite CANVAS Local Showdown mural by using the official CANVAS Art App.  The murals will be completed during the event on the evening of Friday November 13th, and voting will continue through November 21st. The winner of CANVAS Local Showdown will be announced at the CANVAS Closing Brunch event on Sunday, November 22.

In addition to the Mural Competition, ArtHouse429 will host a Cocktail Reception throughout the evening where guests can mingle with the local artists, luminaries and world-renowned muralists from CANVAS WPB. Arthouse429 will also debut an all new group exhibition of contemporary fine art to celebrate the start of the coming season.

“We are very excited that CANVAS has selected Northwood Village to host the CANVAS Local Showdown. We conceived this event to connect the vibrant local art scene to the internationally recognized CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show. This is a wonderful acknowledgement to the artists and galleries that have worked so hard to build this area into a world class center for the arts.” William Halliday, Owner ArtHouse429.

The CANVAS Local Showdown will also feature a modern dance performance by the Demetrius Klein Dance Factory, and DJ Cole of C-Keys Recording and Vinyl will be providing the Soundtrack for the Showdown.