31st Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Painting Race

July12
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Old School House Arts Centre invites you to our 31st Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Painting Race for the summer of 2024!

Fridays in July and August, 4 painters will take to the streets of Qualicum Beach to create art that represents our beautiful community. Join us on these dates:

July 12th, July 19th, July 26th

August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th


Every year, artists from all over Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland come to Qualicum Beach, BC, to participate in this unique event. The Grand Prix d’Art is a three-hour painting “race” where artists must 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, and the artwork must be inspired by something visible from that location. Artists of all levels, experience, and mediums are welcome!

Artists can paint anytime between 9am and 1pm. Afterwards, the artwork is brought back to TOSH to be installed and exhibited in the Sue Clark Space for display during the first two weeks of September.

Come and witness the creative process in action, and support your local artists!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, July 26
  • Friday, August 2
  • Friday, August 9
  • Friday, August 16