The picturesque Japanese fishing village of Steveston, situated at the mouth of the mighty Fraser River, is the stunning location for the 8th annual Grand Prix of Art, Steveston. Nestled between 100-year old cannery buildings, boat-works, and the largest gillnet fishing fleet in North America. This idyllic waterfront community is straight out of the pages of a John Steinbeck novel and the event has become a model for many similar events across BC and the Pacific Northwest. Over 100 artists of all ages and experience levels join us for a day of intense fun and competition, as artists race against the clock in this three-hour painting challenge.
Presented by Phoenix Art Workshop and the Travellingbrush.com in partnership with the City of Richmond, local businesses and an amazing community.
The Event: Saturday September 22nd is “Race Day.” Competitors arrive at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site for check-in at 9:00am with easels and art supplies in tow. Artists are assigned a painting location by random draw and then head out to their locations for the start of the grueling competition. The painting race begins at exactly 10am and at 1:00pm artists are asked to put down their brushes, return to the shipyards, and prepare their paintings for display and adjudication. All our partners, artists and volunteers are treated to an amazing lunch, with an invitation to the general public to join us for live entertainment, the award ceremony and the sale and display of artwork. Awards are presented to top artists in Master, Open and Youth categories, with over $5000 in cash awards and prizes.
Hundreds of people are expected to enjoy artists painting on locaion during race day and to visit the exhibition in the historic Seine Net-Loft at Britannia Heritage Shipyards on Sunday September 23rd, from noon until 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.
For More Information on the Steveston Grand Prix of Art, please visit our event web site: www.grandprixofart.com
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