Art vs. Art, a knock down drag out brawl of paintings and destruction, is this Friday, September 25 at The Vogue in Broad Ripple Village. This edgy evening of creation and destruction has been part of Indianapolis art for a while now. This year’s annual battle gets underway around 8:00 pm.
The rules are simple from a pool of over 100 works of art made by different Hoosiers in a single day, 32 finalist are selected to participate in the Art vs. Art show down. An interested patron, who has purchased tickets to the the show at the Vogue in everybody’s favorite Indianapolis cultural district, shows up and peruses the pieces up for the auction block.
Everybody is given a chance to bid on each piece of art work as well as to vote for their favorite piece, but if one unlucky piece can not find a happy home it faces the wheel of death. A spin of the wheel decides the fate of the art. Whether it is hacked to pieces with a chainsaw or burned to a crisp by a fire breather, the art will simply cease to exist. The winning painting, or the one that everyone voted for, is given the title of champion of Art vs. Art, a snazzy belt, and a cash prize of $3,500.
You can purchase your tickets for Art vs. Art at Luna Music, Northside News, The Vogue or online at the Art vs. Art website. You can also check out the website for a sneak peek of this years contenders. Decide in advanced which piece of work belongs over your fireplace or in it.
Art vs. Art is sponsored by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, Butler Totyota Scion, Prism, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA), NUVO Newsweekly, A Squared Industries, JakPrints, Media Sauce, MOKB, Be Indypendent, Media Fusion, Musical Family Tree, Luna Music, Indy’s Music Channel, and Northside News.