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the rules

The Buda Art Brawl consists of:

  • Three, 20-minute, timed rounds;

  • 8 artists ready to battle it out to be best of the best;

  • Money Chicha's funky, psychedelic cumbia grooves;

  • Live & silent auctions to fund free art education for the community.

  • Local beer from Suds Monkey Brewing Co.

The Gist of It:

  • Four different artists go head to head to create their best works in Round 1 and Round 2.

  • The audience chooses the top painter in each round.

  • The top two artists of the competition move on to round 3 for the Final Brawl.

  • The audience chooses the winner, who earns bragging rights, a solo gallery show, and a grand prize worth over $200!


This event has been POSTPONED

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Sponsored by

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Inspired Minds Art Center advocates for art and culture, local artists, and the health and wellbeing of diverse people across the span of generations that make up our greater community.

Art for All Scholarships provide art education for people with financial need.

  • Low-income students who participate in the arts, both in school and after school, have a drop-out rate of just 4% - 5x lower than their peers.

  • Arts programs impact older adults by improving health, decreasing  depression and loneliness, and increasing participation in other kinds of activities. 

  • Not only does art target several learning areas such language, literacy, numeracy, communication, dexterity, it also brings joy and builds high self-esteem.

 Free Community Arts Programming:

  • Buda Public Library Art Classes

  • Family Art on Main Day (FAM) every 1st Saturday

  • Painting in the Park with Joy Bliss

  • Monthly public gallery events

  • Seasonal arts festivals


Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its offshoot funk outfit Brownout which performs a fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched and percussion-heavy style of music inspired by the sounds of Peru and Colombia in the 60s and 70s. 


The group’s sound is derived from the exhilarating syncopations of congas, cowbell and timbales, the gritty tones of combo organs and vintage synthesizers, effects-laden guitar melodies, insistent basslines and a healthy dose of trippy effects. Money Chicha is a modern translation of this South American musical style interpreted by highly skilled veterans of America’s most vibrant music town. In their capable hands, the “chicha” genre takes on a new and unique character, guaranteed to move one to both dance and listen, entranced by the undeniable rhythms and virtuosic displays of musicality.



The competition will be intense! So, your 2021 Buda Art Brawl ticket comes with complimentary drinks to quench your thirst as you work up a sweat cheering on your favorite artists.

Our 2021 Drink Sponsor is

Sud Monkey Brewing Company

Located in Dripping Springs, this award winning brewery offers a warm and welcoming environment where everyone can enjoy great beer in a fun, laid back, relaxing environment. It's a great place to have a pint, play some games, watch some sports, and meet other great people. 

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This event has been POSTPONED

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Sponsored by

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 Buda  Art  Brawl

Registration closes at midnight, DATE TBD.

Submit your information here for consideration to participate in the Buda Art Brawl, September 18, 2021.  If you have a website with your portfolio, please include that, if you would like to upload your portfolio, we accept image files, such as .jpg, .png, and .img. The rules for the Buda Art Brawl are included for your information below.

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