Latest trends: Art Battles and Write Club

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From Postcity.com:

Imagine if the movie Fight Club was about a secret society featuring competing painters and writers instead of, well, fighters. That’s the concept behind two new creative crazes hitting Toronto: Art Battle, an event going down later this month, and the Write Club, which is happening tonight.

Art Battle is a monthly painting competition where painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. Simon Plashkes and Chris Pemberton started the event back in 2009 and have seen its audience grow from 70 to 300.

There are three rounds during the event, wherein four artists are selected at random by drawing names from a hat. The selected artists are provided a canvas and the same quantity and colours of acrylic paint, and they then have 20 minutes to create their masterpiece while music plays and drinks are poured.

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