Grand Prix of Art

Epic outdoor painting challenge in Steveston Village!

Epic outdoor painting challenge in Historic Steveston Village, Saturday September 22nd

115 Artists battle the elements as they race against the clock in the 8th annual Grand Prix of Art.

Artists, art-lovers, and art-curious members of the community are invited to join the Steveston Grand Prix of Art on Saturday September 22, 2018. This is the 8th year of this hugely popular event, which brings a wide range of artists, volunteers, and community members together to celebrate both artistic creation and the unique Steveston neighbourhood.

The painting race begins at exactly 10am, and artists have just three hours to create a work of art inspired by their randomly assigned locations. At 1pm they put down their brushes, return to Britannia Shipyards, and prepare their paintings for display and adjudication. Awards are presented to top artists in Master, Open, and Youth categories, with over $5000 in cash awards and prizes. Hundreds of spectators enjoy watching artists painting on location during race day and visiting the exhibition in the historic Seine Net Loft at Britannia Heritage Shipyards.

The exhibition is open for display and artwork sales from 3-5:45pm on Saturday the 22nd, and from 12-4pm on Sunday the 23rd. Everyone is welcome to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award. We hope you will be able to join us at this year’s Grand Prix of Art: Steveston! You can find more information on the event, location, and participating artists here:

Check out our Grand Prix of Art Map for a detailed list of all our locations!