The main highlight of this event is an exhilarating live painting competition, where ten of the most exceptionally gifted artists from South Florida will be given a time span of four hours to create a masterpiece using their preferred materials. Furthermore, these artists will also have an opportunity to showcase several of their other awe-inspiring works in Hatch's breathtaking indoor gallery. Alongside the incredible art battle will be a vendor’s alley, where a multitude of talented crafters will present their wares for sale, making ART WARS a true arts and crafts extravaganza!!
Audience members will be granted the privilege of voting for your favorite creation, while a surprise guest judge will also have the honor of selecting their personal favorite. The prizes that await the winners of this competition shall remain a thrilling secret for the present.
Curated by local artist Emmanuel Gonzales, ART WARS proudly presents its third edition in the mesmerizing region of South Florida. By attending this event, not only will you be treated to a visually stunning experience, but you will also be making a profound impact on the local art community.
WHERE IS ART WARS BEING HELD?
ART WARS which is a free event, in collaboration with HATCH 1121 and EmmanuelArt Designs, will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, from 6pm till 10pm at HATCH 1121 in downtown Lake Worth. Attendees should come prepared for a creative battle and an unforgettable artistic experience.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Emmanuel Gonzales is an artist in South Florida. Since graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001 with a degree in Fine Arts, he has made a strong impact on the scene. He combines collage, pencil, acrylic, stencils, and oils in his unique style. His artwork is detailed and vibrant, capturing movement and energy. He explores the past and present through realism and portraiture, focusing on American icons as fragments in a larger patchwork. Emmanuel is also known for live painting performances at notable venues, including the W Hotel and Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. He organizes ART WARS, an event where artists compete head-to-head. Emmanuel's art can be found on his website, social media, galleries, showrooms, public spaces, and in the homes of celebrity patrons and art enthusiasts worldwide.
ABOUT OUR EVENT SPACE
HATCH 1121, an exhilarating exhibition space that has undergone a stunning transformation in the heart of Lake Worth's vibrant Art's Overlay District. Nestled at the epicenter where the FEC railroad tracks meet Lucerne Avenue, this newly renovated gem is operated by the esteemed LULA Lake Worth Arts. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring mural adorning its walls, aptly named "the Great Wall of Artists." Serving as a dynamic hub, HATCH 1121 unites the community through a tapestry of culture and the arts. This extraordinary venue owes its remarkable revival to a prestigious cultural facilities grant bestowed by the illustrious State of Florida's Department of Cultural Affairs. Get ready to be blown away by HATCH 1121, where creativity knows no bounds!