FAIRBANKS — One of the biggest art events in Fairbanks returns this summer to pit artists against the clock in an effort to create a masterpiece in only 3½ hours. And this year it’s for a cause — helping Orlando, Florida, recover from the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The event is Art Battle FBX, dubbed this year as Art Battle 4 Orlando. The only thing artists know going into the battle is they will receive a piece of plywood of some shape or size with at least one edge of the canvas being at least 4 feet long. When the countdown starts at 8 p.m., artists will use whatever tools they bring with them to make art right there, on the spot. Attendees vote on their favorite pieces, and the creator of the piece with the most votes takes home $300 cash. The battle starts at 8 p.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the parking garage in downtown Fairbanks.