UFV’s Chilliwack campus was host to the 431st Art Battle in Canada on Thursday, October 20. Held in the Trades and Technology Centre, the battle was an array of booths set up along the halls leading guests to centre stage where the canvases stood on easels awaiting their artists. Guests were encouraged to take selfies at the photo booth and paint on a large canvas, while being treated to appetizers from the culinary department and B.C. VQA wines as they watched the competition.
As the participants tested their creative skills under pressure, the audience was directed into a “tornado,” walking in a circle to see the different paintings materialize within 20 minutes. CIVL Radio kept the vibes upbeat and energetic and the anticipation high with grooving music and interval countdowns. The event was facilitated by Zo? Howarth, with the help of the students in the hospitality and event planning program. UFV’s very own alumni Sultan Jum emerged as the victor.