Free Events

Plein Air at Shoal Bay, East Thurlow Island, Discovery Islands

All boater artists of all levels. The event is free to all boaters mooring at the Shoal Bay Dock and cottage guests.

Date: August 24-25, 2024

Location: Shoal Bay, East Thurlow Island

Costs: No Cost for Entry or Participation

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Paint on the Mountain: 2024 Call for Artists

Paint on the Mountain is back for its ninth consecutive year! British Pacific Properties is pleased to be hosting our annual Paint on the Mountain plein air competition this July 30 & 31st, 2024. The Call for Artists opens May 6th and closes June 3rd, 2024.

Application Due Date: On or before June 3rd, 2024

Location: Hollyburn Mountain (by Cypress Pop-Up Village)

Costs: No Cost for Entry or Participation

Competition Dates: Tuesday, July 30th to Wednesday, July 31st, 2024

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Historic Townsite En Plein Air

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Location: Powell River

Costs: Free


Join local artists for a fun-filled day celebrating the Historic Townsite. Set up your easel and paint or sketch from your preferred or favourite Townsite spot in Powell River, British Columbia.



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Fort Langley Jazz and Art Festival – Fort Langley BC

Whether you are a new artist or an avid artist, come and join us while we paint the Jazz Festival for the Opus Painting Challenge.

Date: July 22 and 23, 2023

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Check-in at Opus Tent behind the Canada Post Office at Mary and Church Street, Langley, BC (map)

Cost: Free


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Painters of all ages and skill levels are invited to harness their creative talents at the free Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge! Join Plein Aire artist extraordinaire and specialist, Gaye Adams, who will be our special guest and will be painting alongside participants!



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Paint on the Mountain: 2023 Call for Artists

Paint on the Mountain is back for its eighth consecutive year!

Application Due Date: May 8th – June 4th, 2023

Location: Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road)

Costs: No Cost for Entry or Participation

Competition Dates: August 1-3, 2023

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