Macomb Local News

The Battle of the Brushes will return Saturday, January 25, as the first event of the new decade will be held at the Macomb Arts Center. This is the third annual year for the fast-paint competition and fundraising event.


Throughout the evening, guests will observe adventurous artists create paintings within 30 minutes and will vote to determine the final round participants. Guests will also get to enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a silent auction of various items, raffle prizes, and a live auction of the final round paintings. Guests can possibly get a picture with a surprise celebrity.


Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the first round of painting beginning at 7:00. Tickets are $35 for one; 2 or more are $25 each. There is a $5 discount for MAC members. Tickets may be purchased through PayPal at or reserved by emailing or calling 309-836-2782. Tickets will also be available at the door.


There are still a few spaces open for artists who would like to engage in this fun and friendly battle. You don't have to be a professional (or even practicing) artist to join in the fun--just someone who enjoys seeing what you can create in 30 minutes with a brush, some paint, and a canvas!