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Rail Trail Plein Air Event

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Arts Council of the North Okanagan presents The Rail Trail Plein Air Event – Sunday, June 9th,  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Paint outdoors & explore nature with your brush in hand! Starting at KM 0 of the beautiful Okanagan Rail Trail in Vernon and extending into Lake Country, artists will explore the trail and seek out a spot to paint for the day. This event is free and open to all ages and abilities.

Prizes will be awarded in 4 groups: Experienced Artists, Emerging Artists, Youth Artists, and People’s Choice.
Bring your own art supplies and materials and get ready for a day of plein air fun!!
The Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail (FOORT) Ambassadors will be on the trail in bright green high-visibility vest if you have any questions.
At the end of the day, artists will gather at Polson Park for live music, art jurying, prizes, and some light refreshments. Bring a chair and relax in the park!

Complete early registration online HERE. You can register yourself and up to 4 additional participants. All registrants will receive a detailed information package two weeks prior to the event.

9:00 to 2:00 – Registered artists can proceed to the Rail Trail and choose their spot to paint. Have fun painting!
3:00 – Artwork brought to Polson Park for jurying.  Live music, artist mingle & light refreshments served.
3:45 – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes awarded for Experienced Artists, Emerging Artists, and Youth Artists.

The cut-off time for artists to drop off their artwork in Polson Park is 3:00.

Live music, snacks and drinks in Polson Park from 3:00 to 5:00.

The People’s Choice Award will be announced online on June 21st.

*We strongly advise registering for this event. There will not be a registration table on the day of the event.


Arts Council of the North Okanagan
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Okanagan Rail Trail
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