Wolverhampton’s favourite art and photography challenge returns for 2022 – Saturday 16th July 2022

Newhampton Arts Centre calls for visual artists to take part in the cities ultimate art & photography challenge as Paint the Day returns for summer 2022. This outdoor family event organised by NAC is now in it’s 8th year and helps bring the Wolverhampton community together in a safe and creative way while helping to promote the natural and hidden beauty of our surroundings.

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The much-loved artist challenge and exhibition is open to artists and photographers of all levels, including professional artists, amateurs and families alike. On Saturday the 16th July Paint the Day begins when participants set out to create their very own masterpiece in just eight hours, capturing a scene within a set radius / route.  Last year saw the route encouraging participants to capture the beauty of the Wolverhampton’s canals, as NAC teamed up with Wildside Activity Centre, giving new opportunities, inspiration and possibilities to returning artists. Participants can use anything from traditional watercolours, experimental photography to abstract collage, allowing them to interpret their scene and the day in any visual style they wish.

All entries will be displayed in a FREE public exhibition, this is where our judges make their choices and prizes will be awarded. All Paint the Day exhibit visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite work of art in the week long exhibition and can bid on individual pieces, giving artists a chance to sell their work in an auction.

While we wait for online registration to go live, let’s take a look back at some previous artwork and artists at work below

 

Need some inspiration? View our interactive map for popular spots and points of interest.

 

 

Click here to look back at some previous artwork and artists at work below.

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