Saturday, July 28, 9am-3pm
The Old School House Art Centre
ART IN ACTION arts fair begins at 9:00 AM in the parking lots around the TOSH building. Visitors can browse an interactive arts festival that includes demos by artists, local guilds and art groups as well as hands-on activities for the kids. There will also be a delightful variety of live music from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on our outdoor stage.
Our annual Grand Prix d'Art painting race begins at 11:00. En plein air painters from all over BC will convene at TOSH, draw locations from a lottery and then spread out all over our lovely town to complete a painting of their assigned site in three hours. At 2:00 PM the paintings are brought back to TOSH for framing and judging in the prize competition. At this point they go on sale to the public and then will be placed on display in the TOSH gallery.
In addition, on this special day the Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:00 next to The Old School House Arts Centre, and, of course, the annual St. Mark’s fair will be going on (8:30 AM – 3:00 PM) in its usual location in town at St. Mark’s Anglican Church.
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE ARTS CENTRE, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Tel: 250-752-6133 www.theoldschoolhouse.org