INDUSTRY NEWS: 2017 WORLD BODYPAINTING FESTIVAL

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 this year, the festival brings together top bodypainters from 50 nations all competing for the awarded title of World Championship of the best Bodypainters. Brought to you annually by festival founder, Alex Barendregt, this year’s events will be held at a new location, Klagenfurt at the Lake Wörthersee, from July 28-30, 2017. Among the festivities held during the weekend is an open-air art park –  Bodypaint City, a Bodypainting Makeup Fair and the party to end all parties,The Body Circus. 

Bodypainters from across a variety of styles of work from around the world will be featured, including Jinny (Canada), Emma Hack (Australia), Alex Hansen (Brazil), Craig Tracy (USA), Einat Dan (Israel), Filipo Ioco (Italy), Karen Yiu (Hong Kong), Yulia Vlasova (Russia) and dozens more over the week-long event.

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. This year, The Powder Group is proud have this prestigious educational program include a very special session by our very own Editor/Creative Director of On Makeup Magazine and TPG founder, Michael DeVellis. His session, Turn Your Passion into Business: Marketing and Branding in Bodypainting, will be held on July 27, from 11am – 5pm and take artists through how to move from art to commerce with their work, making a successful career through strong business development. Michael will also participate on the judging panels for The Purple Brush Make Up Award on Friday 28, and the Make Up Battle on Saturday 29th.

Sponsors for the event include Gold Sponsor Kryolan, Silver Sponsors MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC Pro and Snazaroo, Bronze Sponsor Diamond FX, Co-Sponsors/Partner NYX Professional Makeup, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine. A full list of sponsors can be found on the event website. All program details, travel information and ticket options can be found at bodypainting-festival.com

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