Plein Air Cherry Blossom Festival 2016


An exciting new event, Plein-Air Challenge, will take place on the opening day of Sakura Days Japan Fair on Saturday April 9th providing participants with an opportunity to interpret the activities of the Festival. Just three hours after being painted, sketches, watercolour, acrylic, oils and mixed media will be accepted for jury. The jury will be comprised of 3 prominent plein-air artists who are members of the Federation of Canadian Artists: Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, Bob McMurray, and Perry Haddock.

Opus Art Supplies will be providing prizes to the top 3 winners totaling a value of $350!

Dates: Separated registration required but each allows you to participate in the plein air challenge on the 11th

Plein Air Contest: April 9, 2016

Painting Lessons:

Watercolour: March 26, 27

Acrylics: April 2,3

Oils: April 16,17

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: Vandusen Botanical Gardens (map)


Costs: $35 Cdn + tax each


To register and for more information visit:

cherry blossome 2016 poster