2019 Fergus Quick Paint


Fergus downtown is beautiful with classic Scottish heritage stone buildings and three charming bridges that span one of the most stunning areas of the Grand River. This is an idyllic place of artists to paint ‘En Plein Air’. During the Fergus Quick Paint Competition artists will capture the beauty of this specific core area. The Elora Arts Council will be collaborating with the Fergus BIA for the Fergus Quick Paint. They will welcome artists and spectators to the downtown core of Fergus and invite the community and visitors alike to join in the fun: Discover the artists painting on street, by the river, on a bridge and wherever they set up an easel.

Templin Gardens set on the banks of the Heritage Grand River is the ‘headquarters’ for the Fergus Quick Paint. The painting begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. Artists have 2 hours to paint an 8″ x 10″ image of a defined area. Artists must turn in their work by 11:15 a.m. and the art pieces submitted are set up for display. At 11:30 the work is viewed by a qualified judge and a prize is awarded for ‘Best in Show. A Show and Sale: of the works follow immediately and will run until 1:00 p.m.