The 7th Annual Paint the Hydrostone event will take place Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th.  This Plein Air painting event is organized by 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery and will once again be in support of Brigadoon Village, our friendly Hydrostone neighbour. We are limiting the registration to 30 artists this year so don’t hesitate!

Paint the Hydrostone sees artists fan out around the Hydrostone neighbourhood painting the people and places of our amazing community.  Work created over the two days will be for sale at 14 Bells throughout the weekend.

All artists are welcome to register via the form below.  The registration fee is $30 and will be donated to Brigadoon.


Saturday, September 16th:           10 am to 5:00 pm (sign in begins 8:30 am at the gallery)

Sunday, September 17th:              12 pm to 4:00 pm

Registration Deadline: August 29, 2023. Registrations will be acknowledged by email or telephone.

Fee: $30.00

Includes 2 days of plein air painting, Hydrostone Market welcome package, the right to sell created works at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday.  Coffee and morning snacks and Saturday lunch buffet will be provided. 100% of registration fee goes to Brigadoon Village.

Event Location: Registration, Sales and Headquarters will be at the gallery, 5523B Young St.

On Site Artist Registration: On site artist registration begins at 8:30 am Saturday at the gallery. Artists are required to register on the first day and check in on Sunday. At this time the artist will list sizes and prices of work/works intended to be completed that day. They will also indicate where they intend to set up.

Parking: Street parking.  Residential streets in the vicinity have untimed parking.  Contact the gallery if you require an unloading zone closer to your chosen site.

Where you can paint: You are free to go just about anywhere in the area. Previous years had artists focused in the market boulevard but we would love to see some paintings of the houses and Fort Needham Park.  The boulevards and park are public spaces.

Painting and Drawing On Site: This is an opportunity for the public to observe artists at work and to have a chance to buy work they have seen completed by the artist. Artists are encouraged to produce a minimum of 1 piece per day. Paintings completed during the event will be picked up by a volunteer when completed and displayed for sale at the gallery.

 Sales:  All art created and sold during the event will be subject to the following:

The artist retains 50% of the selling price. 10% of all sales will go to Brigadoon Village.  40% will go to 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery. Artists will be given the opportunity at registration to donate a larger portion of proceeds but must commit to the above-mentioned split. Artists will be paid via cheque on October 15th.   

The artist establishes one sale price for their wet paintings. As artists complete their paintings, a volunteer will pick them up and take them to the gallery for display and sale. All paintings should be ready to hang. Pricing set by the artist/gallery is firm.

All unsold work is to be removed at the end of the day Sunday.


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