The event will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2011 on 110 Winston St. (click for google map) in front of Crewest, from 12-6pm. There will be 12 artists competing for a chance to advance to the final battle in Oakland, CA this fall. Artists competing in the competition will be announced as the battle day approaches.
“We are very excited to be partnering up with the Estria Foundation in hosting this incredible event for the first time in Los Angeles. The Graffiti Battle will bring together some of our city’s most talented artists and hundreds of fans to experience a unique block party event in front of our Downtown gallery for all to experience.We can’t wait for the creativity and enthusiasm that this event will bring to our City and most especially to our local youth.” – ManOne (Founder Crewest Gallery)
In addition to the Graffiti Battle, a Black Book Battle will be happening simultaneously and will hold three categories – Youth (12-21), Adult (21+), and a Women’s only division. To participate in the Black Book Battle you must sign up the day of the event. The first 30 to sign up will receive a Crescent Graffiti Paper Sketch Pad to use in the battle, (all supplies will be provided to participants).
12-6pm Graffiti Battle
2-4:30pm Black Book Battle (artists sign up before 1:30pm to enter competition)
Artists competing in the LA Battle will be announced in August. Interested artists can sign up to compete at www.estriabattle.com