The Paint the Train Competition started in 2018 as a partnership of the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS to bring  artists in the Surrey area together with Surrey’s heritage, specifically the B.C. Electric Railway.

We are delighted to say that in 2019, the second event was even better.

However, in 2020 with the development of the SARS2 virus and increase in the COVID-19 illness many things in the world were cancelled, including our 2020 PtT competition.

For 2021 the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS are delighted to host Version 3 of the competition with some changes. Of course there will be some COVID precautions, for the competition we are expanding to focus on the heritage of both Surrey and Langley and we extend a special invitation to the Langley Arts Council and all its members.

The scope of the PtT competition and the entry form is available.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

Dates to note

The Entry Deadline is Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The Entry form is available here

Delivery of work, to the Newton Cultural Centre on Saturday, October 16th between 9:30am – 12:00 pm NOON.

Opening Reception at Newton Cultural Centre, Date To Be Determined.

Exhibition at Arts Council of Surrey gallery, November 2 to November 25.

Pickup of work following exhibition: Friday, November 26.

Details and other information will be updated here as they are available.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

Produced with the Support of our Corporate Sponsors

A warm thank you to our corporate sponsors, without whose support this event would not be possible.