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Kilby Plein Air Painting Festival

August 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on August 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

Join us for the 5th annual Plein Air Painting festival. This “In the Open Air” painting festival was a great success last year, so be sure to mark your calendars! Come and see the competitors as their paintings develop on Friday and Saturday! Then all completed paintings will be displayed for the public on Sunday. Book your reservation for the festival luncheon where the winners will be announced.

For those who are new to the event, it celebrates artwork created “en plein air,” meaning literally “in the open air.” This style of painting originated in Europe near the end of the 19th century, when artists left their studios to paint what they saw in the great outdoors! Devotees believe that painting on site, in natural light, produces luminous paintings of unparalleled quality and beauty. Please note: New Date

During the competition, come rain or shine, up to fifty participating artists from across the Lower mainland will be painting around the Historic Site. Artists will capture breathtaking historic vistas, 1920s farm equipment, historic buildings, lush gardens & orchards, delightful farm animals, and surrounding mountains of our uniquely beautiful region.

The festival will culminate on Sunday with live entertainment and an award ceremony after the 2 pm Sunday luncheon. The sale of paintings will occur throughout the afternoon on Sunday until 3 pm.

Want to participate in the festival? All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Email us at: events@kilby.ca Registration is $15. All ages and skill levels welcome! Looking for a place to stay overnight during the festival?

Contact Tourism Harrison at 604-796-5581 for accommodation information.


August 18, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Kilby Historic Site


Kilby Historic Site
215 Kilby Rd
Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0 Canada
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(604) 796-9576