Grand Prix d’art set for July 23

Artists will gather on the streets of Qualicum Beach as The Old School House arts centre presents the Grand Prix d'art

Canadian Artist

Artists will gather along the streets of Qualicum Beach this Saturday, as The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)hosts the 19th annual Grand Prix d’art painting race.

More than 40 artists will be assigned a location around town by lottery at 11 a.m. on July 23 and will get three hours to complete their en plein air paintings (outside on location).

All locations are within walking distance to TOSH and must represent, or be inspired by, some thing or person visible from the assigned location. Visitors are encouraged to watch the progress of the artists and maps can be provided. All artists will return to TOSH following the race, where the paintings will go on display outside as a panel of three judges determines the winner. The paintings will be moved inside to hang in the gallery until August 13.

To register or for more information call TOSH at 250-752-6133.

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