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Idea Exchange: The Brush Off Junior


Recurring Events

  • Idea Exchange Brush Off Junior
  • Student artists at Brush Off Junior 2015

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:30 – 8:00pm
Idea Exchange, Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge

CALLING ALL YOUTH ARTISTS! Idea Exchange seeks youth artists to participate in The Brush Off Junior. Click here to learn more and apply by March 17.

Each spring, Idea Exchange presents the annual event The Brush Off Junior – a fun, live-painting competition for youth ages 13 – 19 years. In partnership with THEMUSEUM (Kitchener), this collaboration provides a celebration of our Region’s brilliant young artistic talent!

The Brush Off Junior brings together 12 talented youth artists as they compete in two rounds of live-painting. After each 30 minute round, the audience votes and a winner is declared who moves on to the ‘main event’ at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener. A silent auction of the paintings allows the audience a chance to take home a piece of art from talented up-and-coming artists.

In addition to fostering the talent of young artists, this event is designed to raise funds to send youth to Idea Exchange art camps. Idea Exchange looks forward to forging new relationships with young artists while promoting and showcasing their talent to the community. 

The Event

12 artists.
12 original works.

2 rounds.
1 night.


Vote for your favourite of the 12 artists as they compete in 2 rounds of friendly live-painting competition. Your votes determine who wins each round and moves on to THE MUSEUM’s The Brush Off Junior event.


Bid on the 12 original works of art produced during the event and bring home a piece from the night.

Love Art

Show your support for 12 up-and-coming artists and mingle with the local art scene – you may even be inspired to pick up some paint, a brush, and a canvas on your way home!

For more information, call 519.621.0460 ext. 156 or email Karen Murray-Hopf at kmurray-hopf [at] ideaexchange [dot] org (subject: Idea%20Exchange%20Brush%20Off%20Junior%20) .