28th Annual Grand Prix d'Art

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) invites you to our 28th Annual Grand Prix Plein Air painting race modified for COVID19, for the summer of 2021! Every Friday in July and August, 3 painters in the streets!

July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th
August 6th, August 13th, August 20th, August 27th

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, experience and mediums are welcome.

Modified for COVID19, Artists can paint anytime between 9am and 2pm. Artwork is brought back to TOSH to be hung. Afterwards, artwork is exhibited in the gallery for display starting September through October. We will be displaying these both online, and in person.

A people’s choice award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition, however no cash prize is offered this year due to funding constraints. We hope the community participates for the joy of painting, and the opportunity for exhibition and online promotion.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, July 9
  • Friday, July 16
  • Friday, July 23
  • Friday, July 30
  • Friday, August 6
  • Friday, August 13
  • Friday, August 20
  • Friday, August 27