Park’s Edge Paint Off – International Live Painting Tournament



Park’s Edge is a live competitive painting event. Painters will create the best work they can within a 2 hours timed event. As they work, the audience moves around the easels, allowing them an up close view of the creative process. It is the artists prerogative to use whatever medium they want to paint. Artists will be provided with a canvas (usually 18×24) and an easel and the rest is up to the Artist! The Artist is asked to bring their own paint and painting supplies. Artists are permitted to bring electronic devices as a reference tools only as inspiration this does NOT include premade images. Artist may NOT begin sketching or drawing or mixing paint before 1:00 pm.

How does the competition work?

All Artists will be painting outside RAIN or SHINE! Provided with an easel, canvas and a shared 6′ table between 2 artists. At the end of the 2 hours the audience votes for their favorite painting and the top 3 artists win a cash prize . . . and BRAGGING rights. Silent auction is open for bidding throughout the event.

The Silent Auction of the artwork created is a fundraiser for the Burnaby Arts Council. It is an opportunity to engage the community.


What do I get for winning the event?

In most events there is also a cash prize, if you are unsure of the prize amount, please contact your local organizer. Not confirmed at this time but we may also have other amazing prize packs for the winners!

We are pleased to announce that Burnaby Tourism is back as a sponsor of this years’ event!

1st place – $350

2nd place – $100

3rd place – $50

How does the Silent Auction work?

Artworks created at Park’s Edge will be made available for silent auction during the event with the Artist receiving 50% of the final collected sales price on their work. All starting bids begin at $50. Organizers accept cash, cheque, and all major credits cards accepted by SQUARE. Any artworks that are unsold at the event remain the property of the Burnaby Arts Council Art to be made available for future sale with the same sales agreement of 50% to the artist.



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