You’re invited & I’d Love to Meet You! Live Artists in Action at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport Aug 8 2018

It is my pleasure to meet you at the August 8, 2018 McArthur Glen Artists in Action Event:
Witness B.C.’s Most Talented Artists in Action at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport

McArthurGlen partners with the Grand Prix of Art to bring artistry and creativity to the centre

Richmond, BC – August 8, 2018 With a blank canvas and easel on hand, a select group of BC artists will gather on August 18th and 19th to flaunt their artistry at McArthurGlen Vancouver’s first ever Artists In Action event.  In partnership with the popular local painting competition, Grand Prix of Art, artists have been invited to create their pieces en plein air, inspired by the architecture, landscape, planes overhead and shoppers around them.

“We’re excited to host this immersive event with Grand Prix of Art to unite art lovers and support the local art community,” says Ally Day, Marketing Manager of McArthurGlen Vancouver. “From being commissioned to work on the official portrait of the President of the Philippines to having their paintings exhibited all over the world, each artist in attendance has a unique story to tell. With the various techniques and styles, there will be something for everyone, and we are lucky to have them join us.”

The following artists have been hand-selected by the Grand Prix of Art team for their commitment to the community and their craft. Please see below for full schedule:

Date/Time

Artists Featured

Saturday, August 18, 2018

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Dan Gray (Plein air; Chalk pastels)
  • Peggy Burkosky (Portraits, Plein air; Watercolour, illustrator and charcoal/conte)
  • Annie Tsai (Landscape, still life and portrait; Acrylic, oil paint, sketch, watercolour)
  • Leo Hu (Landscape, portrait; Oil paint, drawing, watercolour, sculpture)
  • Mike Radford (Still life, plein air; Watercolour)
  • Edgardo Lantin (Portraits; Oil paint)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In addition to witnessing the creation of art, guests will also be able to purchase select pieces directly from the artists.

For more information on the event, please visit https://bit.ly/2nljEsw

About McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport is a joint venture between McArthurGlen, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, and Vancouver Airport Authority, a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport. McArthurGlen Vancouver is the first designer outlet to open in the Vancouver area, bringing the best deals and the latest trends in one place. The centre boasts European style and approach to designer outlet shopping with an open-air village style, tree lined streets, alfresco dining and the latest brands up to 70% off.

Since opening in 2015, McArthurGlen has welcomed over ten million shoppers and has recently commenced its Phase II expansion. The new phase will deliver 84,000 square feet of additional retail and is part of McArthurGlen Group’s plan to develop over 1.6 million square feet of retail space over the next three years across its 24-centre portfolio.

About Grand Prix of Art

Hosted by Phoenix Art Workshop and Britannia Heritage Shipyards, the Grand Prix of Art hosts more than 100 artists of all ages and experience levels as they race against the clock for cash prizes in a three-hour, international, plein-air painting challenge. Alongside the challenge, competitors and spectators are invited to enjoy live entertainment, an award ceremony and the sale and display of artwork from B.C. artists.

For more information about the centre:

Visit: mcarthurglenvancouver.com

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For further information or interview requests, please contact: 

Giulia Turco

Citizen Relations

giulia.turco@citizenrelations.com

778.989.2024

Cecilia Kim

Citizen Relations

cecilia.kim@citizenrelations.com

778.995.8004

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