Dozens of artists used to painting outdoors are to take part in Paint Out Cambridge, from 13 to 17 May, capturing colleges, chapels, bridges, the river, Market Square and more. It’s a painting competition open to amateur and professional artists, with up to £3,000 of prizes at the awards evening on 16 May. Paint Out has already held events in Norfolk and Suffolk and has partnered with Cheffins Fine Art for the first in Cambridge.
Sarah Flynn, head of paintings at Cheffins, said: “Cambridge has long been an inspiration for artists such as Gwen Raverat, Edwin La Dell and Elisabeth Vellacott, and with its iconic and world-recognised architecture and views, we are sure it will provide endless inspiration for the artists taking part.”
Painting sessions are either two or three hours and anyone can catch the creations taking shape on 13, 14 and 15 May during the day and evening. Three judges will decide the best works, and artists can enter at paintout.events.