Painting Padiham 2023

Painting Padiham 2024

The brilliant and popular Painting Padiham 2024 event returns on Saturday 11th May!

Artists will be able to compete for cash prizes by creating an original piece of art depicting Padiham and its people over the course of one day. 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 1 Mile radius of Padiham Town Hall including Gawthorpe Hall grounds, painting outside or within local businesses (with permission from the owners).

On the day, artists will register at the Event Hub in Padiham Town Hall 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 week. There will be three main cash prizes plus a People’s Choice Award (decided via social media) to be announced on Saturday 18th May at the Picture House Gallery. Followed by an exhibition of all the artists submitted work for a further three weeks.

Visitor Guides including maps of the event will be available for visitors to see where the artists will be located for the event and watch the artwork being created live in front of them. Each Artist will have a number and bio on display to help visitors locate and find out more about the artists taking part.

As well the artists trail there will be a variety of FREE family activities around the town centre including pottery painting, craft workshops and face painting. Visitors will also be able to experience the fantastic selection of shops and award winnings eateries on offer, then hop on the free Vintage Bus to explore Gawthorpe Hall which will be free admission to all visitors.

To discover more or enter the competition as an artist visit: or contact Katie:  / 01282 475947. Painting Padiham is organised by Burnley Borough Council, Picture House Gallery, Gawthorpe Hall and Padiham Town Council including support from local sponsors and businesses.

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