After painting directly on the human body

Body painters compete

Artists and models from across Vancouver Island meet Saturday (Nov. 5) for a day of creativity in paint and the human body

Artists and models from across Vancouver Island meet Saturday (Nov. 5) for a day of creativity in paint and the human body.

The annual body painting event, Bodygras, returns this weekend with a competition and showcase at the Old City Station Pub in downtown Nanaimo.

Bodygras is all about embellishing the beauty and mystery of the human form in an artistic and competitive way, using paints, props, music, and above all, imagination.

This year’s theme is Good versus Evil. The showcase, hosted by Vikki Smudge, features body painting demonstrations by event founder Jeff King and Christina Cheply; entertainment by Cirque du Willow, and pole dance performances by Twisted Sisters.

Audience members will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite creation in the People’s Choice Award.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets $15 at House of Indigo, Island Veterinary Hospital or at the door. For more information, please call 250-713-1865.

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