The annual painting contest raises $14,500 for the Art Center of Burlington – 71Bait

Oh brother, where’s the art?

The annual Celebrity Battle of the Brushes rolled off smoothly again last Friday at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium, and a sell-out dinner crowd partied and dined as they watched five local legends attempt to reproduce paintings by famous artists, all to raise money for the arts center of Burlington.

“We’re only able to do this because of our incredible board of directors, my tireless hardworking staff, our army of volunteers and this community who continue to make ‘art’ pop up in Burlington,” said ACB Director Elizabeth Pappas the event on November 18th.

What it was

This year’s theme, Pop Art, was announced to the artists just minutes before the painting began, and each artist-coach team chose a well-known painting to emulate. Each celebrity was painted on a 20×24 inch canvas on stage in front of a live audience.

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