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Opus Paint Out at the New West Craft Summer Night Market

Date: 
July 15, 2017

Join us July 15 for an evening of creativity and community!

Grab your favourite art supplies and visit us at our tents to pick up a free 8" × 10" canvas panel. Next, find an inspiring view and create your work of art!

Bring your completed piece to be part of an exhibit of all the pieces created that day, and enter for a chance to win art materials draw prizes, too!

This special event welcomes all ages and levels of skill, and encourages participants to join in the fun and create art outdoors this summer.

New Westminster offers artists of all media a wonderful variety of subject matter to choose from. Try your hand at a cityscape, a waterfront view, the flora and fauna around you, or even the picture in your mind that the day inspires!

Work in acrylics or oils, watercolour or pencil, collage or assemblage, or all of the above! All mediums and points of view are welcome.

There are prizes, too! All participants who exhibit their artwork will be entered to win draw prizes from Opus Art Supplies, so you'll have the chance to end this amazing day with a little something extra to further your art practice!

Watch artist Lori Sokoluk in our Urban Sketching video for some outdoor art inspiration!


Ready to challenge yourself? Here's how:

1. Sign in at the Opus tent starting at 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 15. Our tents will be located on the Boardwalk of the New Westminster Quay.

2. Find an inspiring spot anywhere in New Westminster & begin! Bring your favourite media and tools with you to capture the scene.

Create your piece – either on the 8" × 10" canvas panel provided by Opus (available in limited quantities for registered participants) or a surface you have brought, prepared as necessary for your chosen media.

3. Return to the Sign Up & Exhibition Tent before 7 pm with your artwork so it may be displayed for the exhibition.

4. Visit the Exhibition tent from 7–8:30 pm to view the exhibition and be present for the Draw Prize Winners announcements. All Opus Paint Out participants who display their work in the Exhibition are eligible for the draw.

A beautiful scene by Kim Stepney at the 2013 Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (OPC).


This day is about having fun, making and sharing art in your community. Have a wonderful time, and best of luck to you all!


Saturday, July 15, 2017
The Boardwalk of the New Westminster Quay
810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Paint out: 4–7 PM
Exhibition: 7–8:30 PM

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We hope you'll join us for this fun event – come and get involved with the artistic community of New Westminster!