Downtown Raleigh was ground zero for the art battle of the year pitting our cutting edge creative class against one another to win cash, prizes and the coveted Oak City Hustle “Golden Boy” trophy! Stag’s Head Beer Garden was host to the first art show of its kind in Raleigh as 25 artists created pieces under the theme, “The Bad Guys Won”. Spectators were able to vote via text message for their favorite pieces in two categories, the Art Show Battle and the Live Painting Battle. Once the dust settled and the paint fumes cleared we had two clear winners. Matt Scofield won the Art Show Battle with his “Burn in Helms” piece and Eric Dixon took home the Golden Boy for his win in the Live Paint Battle. The 2nd and 3rd place winners in the Art Show Battle were Gemynii and Caroline Cockrell respectively. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything came together and were feeling incredibly thankful and honored to be part of such a vibrant and thriving cultural community in Raleigh. Thank you to everyone who cam out last night for the first annual Battle Chasers Art Show! It was a huge success thanks to all of you.
Stay tuned. More Oak City Hustle events will be coming your way soon.
Photos by Joe Bruno, @redirectphotography & @iveverperkphotos