Artist brawl on Main Street

Tara Kelly and Jenny Long, both art battle veterans, took part in a two-hour art brawl at St. Germain Café on July 4.

Tara Kelly and Jenny Long pose by the paintings they made in  a two-hour art brawl at St. Germain Café on July 4.

Tara Kelly and Jenny Long pose by the paintings they made in a two-hour art brawl at St. Germain Café on July 4.

Tara Kelly and Jenny Long, both art battle veterans, took part in  a two-hour art brawl at St. Germain Café on July 4.

For this, they took an hour to paint, which both painters said was a luxury.

“We are used to the 20-minute push, so an hour was like ‘cush’,” said Kelly, while Long joked that “it was way too much time.”

Long placed first in a local art battle, which earned her the chance to compete in the regional finals in Vancouver.

“A Vancouver favourite won, but it was a super-cool experience. Three hundred people came out to watch,” said Long.

Both paintings are on display at St. Germain for voting and bids, with the winners being announced at noon on July 11. Proceeds from the auction will help support Peach City Radio’s fundraising drive.