Emily Vance photo - Cindy Maule works diligently on her brightly coloured piece.

PHOTOS: TOSH’s Grand Prix d’Art in Qualicum Beach

29 artists participate in ‘plein air’ painting around downtown Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach was busy on Saturday, July 27 as TOSH’s annual Grand Prix d’Art and Art in Action fair drew a crowd.

Artists drew locations and had three hours to paint their surroundings.

The paintings created by the 29 artists will be on display at TOSH until the second weekend in August.


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Emily Vance photo - The Tina Jones Band invited Phil Dwyer of the TOSH music program up to the stage for their final number.

Emily Vance photo - The Tina Jones band had the crowd dancing and celebrating in the Saturday afternoon sun.

Emily Vance photo - Tom Taylor took home the second place prize for his painting of Lefty’s Foods.

Emily Vance photo - Dan Gray started TOSH’s Grand Prix d’Art in the mid-90s after being inspired by ‘plein air’ painters in Europe.

Emily Vance photo - Breanne Poland studies the scenery on Memorial Ave.

Emily Vance photo - Wendy Maurer’s demonstrates live glass blowing at the Art in Action fair outside TOSH.

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