Calling all art enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone with a creative eye! The Newhampton Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to announce the return of its annual challenge, “Paint the Day Wolverhampton 2024.”

Mark your calendars! The challenge takes place over the weekend of August 3rd-4th, starting at 9:00 am. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your artistic journey, this is your chance to capture the essence of Wolverhampton in just 24 hours!

The Challenge:

  • Capture a scene within a three-mile radius of the NAC.
  • Unleash your creativity using any visual art form you prefer, including drawing, painting, and photography.
  • Feel free to interpret the theme in your own unique style!

Open to Everyone:

The challenge embraces artists and photographers of all ages and abilities. It’s a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Test your skills and explore new artistic avenues.
  • Gain inspiration from the beautiful city of Wolverhampton.
  • Compete for exciting prizes!
  • Showcase your artwork in a public exhibition.

Early Bird Registration:

Registration fees are kept affordable to encourage everyone to participate. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Early Adult Registration (until July 31st): £6
  • Student Registration: £5
  • Family Ticket: £12

Don’t miss out on these discounted rates – sign up before July 31st!

Prizes and Recognition:

Let your creativity shine and compete for prizes awarded in various categories: painting, drawing, photography, and a special public vote prize.

Celebrate Your Talent:

Following the challenge, a free public exhibition will be held at the NAC’s Gallery Hall from August 5th to 12th. This is your chance to see the incredible collection of artworks created during the challenge! The exhibition is open daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, providing an opportunity for:

  • Attendees to bid on original pieces from the event.
  • The public to participate in a vote for their favourite artwork.

Ready to Paint the Day?

For more details, including competition rules and registration information, head over to the Paint the Day 2024 event page on the NAC website (

We look forward to welcoming you and witnessing the stunning artistic interpretations of Wolverhampton!

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