Paint Staunton Day

Paint Staunton Art Competition and Pop-Up Show & Sale
Friday, April 20, 2017

The third annual Paint Staunton Art Competition and Pop-Up Show and Sale will be held in conjunction with the QCPA Festival on Friday, April 20, 2017 in the Sunspots Pavilion, across from Sunspots Studios in downtown Staunton, VA. Area plein air artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete within three categories, Professional, Amateur, and 16 and Under for a total of $1000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to capture the timeless beauty of historic downtown Staunton.

Upon arrival, event organizers stamp the backs of the blank canvases. The painting competition begins at 9:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm. The artists submit the paintings for judging followed by the Pop-Up Show and Sale which is open to the public from 2-3 pm in the Sunspots Pavilion.

Register for Paint Staunton Quick Draw Art Competition by contacting the BSSS office or register day of the event beginning at 8:00 am at the Sunspots Pavilion. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is a Professional and Amateur Artist fee of $15 per person. Artists 16 and under register for free. The 2018 competition juror is BSSS workshop instructor and professional artist, Fred Nichols. More information regarding the competition and schedule of events can be found here.

Not an artist but love art?

Come to downtown Staunton from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and watch the artists in action! Make sure you stay for the Pop-Up Show and Sale from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Sunspots Pavilion where you can buy the newly created, original art.

The Paint Staunton Art Competition will be held rain or shine.

For more information, please call 540-886-8636 or email

We hope to see you there!