Art Battle this Sunday

Participants in the 2018 Art Battle are shown working on a mural. The DeQuincy Garden Club “Memories Are Made of This” … Art Walk and Art Battle will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the McNamara Pavilion, the downtown district, and the Town Hall Museum from 2-4 p.m. Local artists of all ages are needed. Those artists who wish to display their art at the Town Hall Museum may contact Alma Brown at 786-4442. Guidelines and registration forms are at the DeQuincy Town Hall Museum. Registration forms must be received by the club by Friday, Sept. 13. The Art Walk and Art Battle are supported by a grant from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury as administered by the Arts Council of SWLA.

The annual Art Walk and Battle, hosted by the DeQuincy Garden Club, is set for Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2-4 p.m. in the historic downtown area. The Art Battle will take place in the McNamara pavilion.

As the contestants are painting, visitors are encouraged to not only watch the battle but to also take time to view the rich heritage of the community displayed in various murals in the downtown area, and to visit the Town Hall Museum, which will be featuring works by local artists. Throughout the museum, artifacts and pictures reflect the history of the town of DeQuincy.

During the Art Battle, the artists (singular or teams), using their own paints, will create a mural on four-foot sheets of plywood provided by the club. Members of the audience will vote on their favorite murals by donating money into the artists’ tip jars.