Paint the Day 2021
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Paint the Day 2021

Showing: 24/07/2021 to 25/07/2021

Paint The Day is back for summer 2021!

Wolverhampton’s visual art and photography competition takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July.

This is the seventh annual Wolverhampton Paint The Day – open to professional, amateur and under 18s artists and photographers alike.

The two-day event challenges artists to create a masterpiece in just 8 hours, capturing a scene within a brand-new three mile radius of the Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton. This new route for 2021 also encourages participants to capture the beauty of the canals by teaming up with our friends at Wildside Activity Centre.

First Prize: £300, Photography: £150, Public Vote: £100, Under 18s: £50 and our all-new Canal Prize: £50.

Plus runners up cash prizes too!

All entries will be displayed in a FREE public exhibition on the following day, when audiences can bid to buy the work.

The FREE Public Exhibition on Sunday 25th July will run from 12pm – 4pm and will feature;

• Free exhibition • Buy an original Paint the Day artwork

• Open studios • Free drop-in art workshop for children

• Meet the artists • Vote for your favourite artwork

New for summer 2021 we have teamed up with our friends at Wildside Activity Centre. If you choose to capture the beauty of the Wolverhamptons’s canals then please be aware that Wildside have a small car park allowing for easy access down onto the canal network open from 9.30am – 4.00pm for people to park there if they wish on a first come first served basis.

You can find out more about Wildside Activity Centre who are supported by the Canal & River Trust by clicking here.

View our full Paint the Day 2021 T@C’s by clicking here.

Opening Times:

Doors Open: 9am


Early Bird: £6

Advance: £8

Under 18s: £2

Family Ticket: £20

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