The Old School House Arts Centre

The 28th Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Painting Race:

Every year artists from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland come to Qualicum Beach, BC to create art that represents our beautiful community.

The Grand Prix d’Art is a three-hour painting “race” that requires artists to complete a work of art “en plein air” (working outside, not in a studio).
Each artist is assigned a location in the Town of Qualicum Beach by lottery. The artwork must represent or be inspired by something that is visible from the assigned location.
Artists of all levels, experiences and mediums are welcome!

Every Friday in July and August, 3 painters in the streets!

Check out the TOSH Website to see where the artists will be working!

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) Exhibitions:

TOSH presents changing fine art exhibitions from Vancouver Island talent in the Brown Gallery, Dorothy Francis Gallery and Volunteer Gallery.

To see the current exhibitions, please see the exhibition page on our website.

TOSH Music:

Join us for a summer-long series of outdoor garden concerts at a private residence in Qualicum Beach. This pop-up-style concert series features a wide range of talented musicians in a variety of genres.
This unique series of concerts will take place in a spacious backyard.

The TOSH Music Program is also hosting a series of interactive workshops in an outdoor tent during the last week of July!

To learn more & buy tickets please see our website.

TOSH Classes & Workshops:

Whether you want to hone your skills in a medium you already love, or try something completely new, art workshops at The Old School House Arts Centre are fun, creative and inspiring!

See all our current workshops and educational programming on our website.