Grand Prix d’Art Painting Race

Grand Prix d'Art Painting Race

Grand Prix d'Art Painting Race

Grand Prix d’Art 2015 Painting Race is on! What a fun event, as artists from Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island and beyond head to the streets in the charming town of Qualicum Beach. Hosted by The Old School House Arts Centre, this entertaining event brings close to fifty Plein Air painters and hundreds of spectators.

This event has been a huge success for 22 years, and yet this was the first time I entered since travels have kept me away during the summer. I thoroughly enjoyed the fun. The Grand Prix d’Art is a “race” where competing artists must complete a work of art “en plein air” (working outside on location, not in a studio) within three hours. Each Plein Air painter finds a location and paints their hearts out rain or shine!

Stay tuned for more….

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