Virtually every corner of Glasgow offers scenes to inspire the artist, whatever your style or level of experience. Historic buildings, the Clyde, busy streets and modern architecture all come together in a vibrant urban backdrop.
Pintar Rapido sets you the challenge of painting a scene of Glasgow in a day. Your picture is then automatically entered into the £1,000 Pintar Prize and displayed in a selling exhibition the following day at the Royal Concert Hall on Glasgow's busy Sauchiehall Street.
You choose your subject and how you paint it. Representational, abstract or even street art – in oils, watercolours, acrylic, pastel or any other medium – all are welcomed.
Taking part involves six simple steps:
1. Buy an Artist's 2-Day Pass now . The Pass costs £20 and it covers all the costs of taking part, including:
2. Creative preparation
If possible why not explore Glasgow the day before the event. Get a feel for the city.
3. Painting Day Saturday August 15.
Sign in 9am-11am: You must sign in between 9am and 11am at Pintar Rapido HQ at the Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 2G3NU. Bring with you:
Check-in of all paintings by 7pm: You must return your finished artwork to Pintar Rapido HQ any time before 7pm. Make sure you allow yourself time to get it ready for hanging (see step 4).
4. Framing your painting before check-in
We recommend that you frame your finished painting, so that it will hang better and be as attractive as possible to potential buyers. We provide frame storage space while you're out painting, plus desks for framing on. Whether your painting is framed or unframed, you must attach a hanging hook or wire/cord to it before you check it in. The only exception to this is works created on paper, which will be hung with pins.
5. Exhibition and sale Sunday August 16.
Preview for artists only and prizes 11am--12noon
Public exhibition and sale, 12noon - 5.30pm
Artists decide the price they want to sell their picture at but the minimum price is £50 and 50% of the sale price goes to the artist.
6. After the exhibition. All unsold works will be available for the artists to pick up between 5.30pm and 6pm after the doors have closed to the public. As we can't store paintings that are not collected, any uncollected items will be donated to charity. Our full terms and conditions