CES2020 Sketchbattle returns to Sin City

Thanks to the move to June, the Detroit Auto Show gives a gift to the attendees of the annual Consumer Electronics Show.  Our January Sketchbattle Pro can now take place in a warmer climate and be exposed to a new and exciting audience.  Tomorrow, January 7th, at The Industrial Space (2330 S Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102) at 7pm, the doors open for Sketchbattle Pro #19.  Sketchbattle Pro #19 - CES Las Vegas 1-7-20 v5 min.jpg

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The Kids Take Over – Sketchbattle Jr. Pilot Event

According to Sketchbattle JR. Co-Founder Frank Schwartz, “Sketching is a form of communication, so if you can sketch, you are technically bilingual”.  Original Sketchbattle Founder Brook Banham and Schwartz launched the pilot Sketchbattle JR. event in the west side industrial neighborhood of Detroit to encourage 10 to 18 year old students to explore their talents with the support of Wells Fargo Advisors Great Lakes’s Office.  As Banham added “As our children grow older, we tend to discourage their natural tendency to draw and regulate sketching to free time entertainment.  Yet sketching can lead to a lucrative career in design.”


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Sketchbattle Pro By the Bay

After 18 events, you would think we would run out of ways to make the Sketchbattle series of events exciting. You would be wrong. Sketchbattle Pro #18 was held as part of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the lawn at the phenomenal Inn at Spanish Bay.  Preceded by an afternoon of the world famous fog from the Monterrey Bay, the event entertained hundreds as a new Sketchmaster was crowned. F6227081-9AD3-4B09-B79E-89A15E8067C8

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Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance Sketchbattle Pro #18 presented by HRE

While it is a mouthful, the event is easily digestible.  9 sketchers, 2 rounds of 30 minutes each. One winner, $2,500 Grand Prize.  At the Inn at Spanish Bay as an official part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance.  Presented by HRE Wheels.  What more do you need to know?  hre3d-anglecrop_700

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Pebble Beach Sketchbattle Pro – Meet the Contestants

To say we are excited about our first Sketchbattle Pro event Pebble Beach is an understatement.  The fact we are an official part of the week’s activities?  Blessed! Details are below for the event tomorrow, Friday August 16th at 5:30pm PST at The Inn at Spanish Bay as presnted by HRE.  Read below to see a list of our contestants.

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GM Wrestles the Trophy Back

Designer Night at the Races(TM) presented by Lacks Enterprises.  If there is one constant in the battle for the title of Fastest Design Studio in the East, it is the fact that if you wait long enough the title will revert to GM.  And so went the Spring 2019 evening of Competition, Camaraderie and Charity in Detroit – the 74th event since the original was held in southern California in 2006.  The GM Design Studio is the closest to the track at Kart2Kart, which probably means they practice while the rest of us are working.  But the real winner for the evening was the Zero Prostate Cancer Charity that was the beneficiary of the $820 raised by the designers, sponsors and staff.


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California Karting presented by Lacks

Do you have time to talk about the Five-C’s of Design?Competition, Camaraderie, Charity, Carting (pardon my spelling, but alliteration is cool), with a Car Show thrown in for good measure!  

Thanks to longtime partner Lacks Enterprises, the best design event in California returns to K1Speed in July.

75-77th Designer Night at the Races C ALIFORNIA July 2019 Save the Date


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