Since 1998 the most colorful event in the world has taken place in Carinthia, South of Austria, The World Bodypainting Festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, and creating a Worldwide and modern bodypainting art movement along the way, 50 nations will come together to compete for the awarded title of World Championship of the best Bodypainters. The talented artists will inspire and astonish audience with their imaginative and unique creations. This year’s festival will be held at a new location, Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee, from July 28-30, 2017. The art of makeup becomes an experience for all visitors during this festival weekend, with the open-air art park Bodypaint City, the Bodypainting Makeup Fair and the party to end all parties,The Body Circus.
Leading up to the festival weekend is the WB Academy which runs from July 24.-27. It offers a unique opportunity to be taught by the world’s best Bodypainters, Makeup Educators, Photographers and Makeup Artists. The Powder Group is proud to be a sponsor at this year’s festival and our very own Editor/Creative Director of On Makeup Magazine and Founder of The Powder Group, Michael DeVellis will be presenting a special career development session, Your Marketing & Branding on July 27, from 11am – 5pm. Michael will also be a on the judging panel for The Purple Brush Make up award on Friday 28, and the Make up Battle on Saturday 29th. For all program details, travel information and ticket options can be found at bodypainting-festival.com