Painting Padiham 2018

The brilliant Painting Padiham event returns on Saturday 12 May 2018!

Artists will be able to compete for cash prizes and artists’ materials by creating an original piece of art depicting Padiham and its people, over the course of one day in May.

This exciting event is open to artists, both professional and amateur, using any style or media (except photography).  Participants will be asked to select a location within a 1mile radius of Padiham Town Hall, and can paint inside or outside.  Visitors to the event will be able to see artists at work and enjoy seeing original art created before their eyes.

On the day artists will register at Storm Art Gallery in Padiham town centre with a blank canvas before moving out to their chosen location.  Their completed work will be submitted at the end of the day and judged over the course of the following two weeks.

An exhibition of all event artists’ submitted work will be on display at the Picture House Gallery for 2 weeks commencing on 26 May 2018.  The prize winners will be announced at the Launch of the Exhibition event on 26 May and will include a People’s Choice Award decided by social media.

Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase the original artwork during the exhibition.

On the Day

Storm Art Gallery, 101-105 Burnley Rd, Padiham, will be the event hub for the Painting Padiham event on the day.

Artists will be asked to register from 8am on Saturday 12 May at the Storm Art Gallery, where they will have their canvas, paper, board (or other media capable of being stamped) stamped to confirm that it is blank.  Artists will then be able to move out to their chosen painting location (confirmed in advance of the event day).

Artists can submit their work at Storm Art Gallery anytime that day up to 6pm.  Artwork will not be accepted after this time.

Visitor Guides including maps of the event will be available for visitors to see where the artists will be located for the event.  Each Artist will have a number and an Artist Bio on display to help visitors locate and find out more about the artists taking part.

Visitors will be able to take in the great shops and eateries in Padiham town centre as well has visiting as many artists around the town as they can.  For more information about Padiham town centre see our Directory pages.

For more information about the event see our FAQ’s

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Thank you to Padiham Paints for their contribution to the Artists Prizes.

To sponsor the event, contribute towards Artists Prizes or have a Prize named after your business, please contact Heather at Picture House Gallery 01282 774070 or Catherine, Town Centre Manager at / 01282 425011 ext 3329