Art Center of Burlington is taking applications from artists to compete Jan. 12 in Battle of the Brushes.

Five participants will be chosen to paint an original piece of art before a live audience in three hours on a canvas provided by the art center. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Deadline to apply is Dec. 18. Selected artists will be notified by email on Dec. 21.

To learn more, contact the Art Center at 319-754-8069.