Join us in Northwood Village for the Art Battle at Art & Wine Promenade on Friday April 24th from 6-9PM!

Watch as five local artists battle it out and create masterpieces live on the street while you shop, dine and taste wine throughout the Village.

Stop by the CRA Information booth located at Northwood Road & Spruce during the event to pick up your Village map & Wine Tasting card for your chance to win! Want to win even more? Make sure you VOTE for your favorite artist creation during the Art Battle and one lucky winner will take home $100 in Northwood Village Gift Certificates.





Want to know more about the artists? Check out the links below to see other work they have created and get to know the artist behind the canvas!

Craig McInnis – Art Battle Curator:

I have been drawing since I can remember. I decided early on that I would be an Artist. Music and art run through much of my family tree.


I doodled my way through high school and then came to Florida to attend the Art Institute. After graduation I plunged into a varied list of artistic endeavors.


“All things creative” has been the credo that I live by, when deciding what projects to take on. I enjoy keeping my workload diverse to help expand my skill set.


I have had the opportunity to make music, record and tour, paint on many different surfaces, illustrate, log many fun hours on Photoshop, create graphics and layouts, create storyboard art and props for motion pictures, apprentice as a tattoo artist, and most recently work behind the scenes to curate, promote and produce art shows for my cohorts.


As Co- Founder of Art Synergy I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of art professionals with the goal of promoting local art at National and International levels We also facilitate access to art & culture for those who may not have previously had the chance.

I am also proud to be Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Over the past 8 years, I have done, horror make-up, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, and my fair share of getting into character.


I love the challenge new creative territory poses.


My intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take my creative gifts for granted.


Mark Francis is a FL artist Based out of West Palm Beach, I’ve been painting,

drawing and creating my whole life. As a child i grew up in an art gallery owned by my mother so I’ve been influenced by it from a young age. I studied for 4 years at tallahassee community college where i completed paint 3 and illustration 3. I graduated with in the the top 5 of each class. I’ve been painting large scale murals for the past 5 years. I have been commissioned for murals by TMZ Studios and Warner Brothers studio in LA which i completed in 2013, while also being displayed in galleries and wall across major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. I like to paint murals that have an effect on the environment surrounding the piece. I’m always looking for new ways to create and push my work to new levels. My ambition far outweighs my skill, I’m a person who prides himself on being loyal, humble, respectful and eager to learn from anyone who is willing to teach or anyone who has been down the path before me. When the ride is over hopefully i will have given back something in return.


Nickie Hennevelt was born and raised on the edges of Lake Okeechobee. Nickie has been creating art since she was very your with her first art sale at the age of 9 years old. Graduating from Clewiston High School where she took nearly every art class (2-D and 3-D) available and decided that she was going to work in the arts. Nickie Studied art and design at Palm Beach State Collage in the 90’s. Her passion for art somewhat was placed on hold after the birth of her 2 children now ages 17 and 15. In that time, Nickie while taking care of her children she created art not only with the kids but also painted small thing around the house and commissions by word of mouth. She also started pursuing photography taking photos for family and friends and capturing her love of nature.

Nickie currently works full time as the Fiscal Coordinator / Development Associate for the West Palm Beach Library Foundation. Nickie and her husband, Freddy have owned and operated their own art gallery in Northwood Village, Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts for nearly 4 years and have supported many artist. While Nickie still takes photographs, paints and makes mixed media works of art she also creates designer websites, e-newsletters, and custom graphics for artist, art organizations and local businesses. Nickie also Volunteers her time as a co-founder, organizer and tour guide for the Historic Northwood Village ArtX Artwalk and Guided Tours also is a founding member and volunteer organizer of Art Synergy, Inc. For more information visit her websites and


Luigi Bort is an artist living in South Florida. Ever since I was in elementary school, I had a pencil in my hand drawing away, in and out of class. I live to create art so I can capture the world around me, with all it’s splendor. It gives me a sense of wonder and purpose.


Mikey Goodman is 24 years old, and goes by the nickname Ripes. He specializes in graffiti/cartoon style of art and really enjoys using his fingers to blend his masterpieces. Born in West Palm Beach, he has been painting for about 5 years.


Mayling Pao was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Raised in Miami, she attended art schools from an early age. She graduated from New World School of the Arts and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. With an extensive background in the arts, Pao has explored various art disciplines including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, illustration and graphic design. Over 20 of her color illustrations have been published in the Kansas City Star Newspaper. Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Miami, FL and Kansas City, MO. When she is not painting/sculpting in her studio based in West Palm Beach she enjoys teaching art to inspire creativity in children and homeschooling her own three small artists.