Barrie Art Club – Art Blast

Barrie Art Club is celebrating its 75th Anniversary! To celebrate, we’re hosting our first ever “Art Blast”. It will be held on May 23rd at the Barrie Curling Club. Doors open at 6pm.
16 competing artists! 3 Rounds! 1 Victor.

Invite your friends and family to purchase tickets to watch artists paint live to music and lights. Food and beverages are available.

Click here to reserve your tickets.

  • All attendees are invited to vote at the end of each round.
  • The top two artists from each round “paint off” in the final Art Blast competition
  • Final voting determines the overall winners and runners up.
  • All finalists will receive a cash prize (top prize $500 CAD) and will also sell their painting by silent
  • Artist get to keep 50% of the auction proceeds with the balance going to BAC

MC Melanie Case
No stranger to the stage, TV or chatting on a radio station near you. Melanie Case has been in media
and marketing for close to 20 years promoting business, emceeing at events and helping local charities
raise much needed dollars. For half of those 20 years, she has owned her own business- Skydive
Wasage Beach. Melanie loves arts potential to throw our imaginations into overdrive.

DJ Debbie Dwyer:
Originally from “the Rock”, Newfoundland proud, Debbie Dwyer carved out a music career around the
island, before landing in Ontario. When she isn’t belting out songs with her unforgettable raspy voice as
she plays bass, she’s DJing. Deb will keep you on the floor with a mix of music that offers a non-stop flow
of dance energy that keeps the party going.

About Barrie Art Club:
Barrie Art Club (BAC) was founded in 1949, in the City of Barrie, Ontario. It is a non-profit organization
and is run entirely by our volunteer members. Over the past half century it has grown into a vibrant
community resource for professional and amateur artists alike, as well as artists-at-heart (those wanting
to learn or those just wanting to appreciate art). BAC has grown to over 200 artists working in and around the Barrie area. It continues to grow online, to include talented artists across Canada. Our gallery/studio is open weekdays with art for appreciation and sale. We exhibit our work at the Barrie City Hall.

Rotunda each year. BAC is a big supporter of our community. More specifically, BAC:

  • Provides an outlet for anyone over the age of 18 to socialize and increase their knowledge and skill
    while working in a non-judgmental environment with those of like minds.
  • Works with Community Organizations such as the MacLaren Art Centre and Simcoe County Museum in order to encourage the arts within Barrie.
  • Barrie Art Club and Kiwanis are co-founders of Kempenfest which originated in 1971.
  • BAC Provides Yearly Scholarships For the Arts Program at Georgian College