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In conjunction with the 20th Annual Holiday Arts Tour, the North Central Louisiana Art Council will be hosting a live art competition.  This competition challenges artists to create original works of art within a 60-minute timeframe in front of a live viewing audience.  Spectators have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art by depositing tip money into the Artists’ tip jar.  The artist with the most tip money wins the brawl.  In addition, artists can sell the work that they produce at the Brawl.  Mediums, styles and approaches will vary according to the individual artists, making this a fun event in which to participate and watch.  Bring art supplies, family and friends for support, and be a part of this exciting competition.  The Art Brawl will be a part of the Holiday Arts Tour, NCLAC’s weekend celebration of the arts which brings over 1,000 visitors, art enthusiasts, and collectors to historic Downtown Ruston.  The Art Battle is open to any visual artist in the north central Louisiana region. There is a minimal fee of $10 for NCLAC members / $15 for non-members. The Art Brawl will take place on December 2nd at the Historic Fire Station in Ruston, LA, from 10 to 11am.  Spectators can vote as well as bid on the works from 10am to 11:15. Popular Vote Winner will be announced when the votes have been counted.  A $100 Cash Award for the winner will be presented on Dec 2nd at the end of Holiday Arts Tour at Sundown Tavern in Ruston, around 6pm. NCLAC keeps the voting money to help fund future art events.  Participating artists may choose to sell the created works with proceeds going to the artist. Winner of the popular vote will receive $100 prize money from NCLAC. Artists will be required to provide their own equipment and supplies.  NCLAC will provide tables, signage, tip jars and advertising.  Works can be any size from 11”x14” to 16”x20”.Deadline to sign up for participation in the Holiday Art Brawl is Wednesday, November 1st. Apply to be a part of this new exciting art competition at: For any questions please contact NCLAC at: or call 318-255-1450