Paint Ontario 2020 is STILL HAPPENING!

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Paint Ontario 2020

This year’s Grand Prize winner – ‘Forest Light’ by John Lightfoot

The Show WILL go on!

Paint Ontario is set to open on Wednesday, September 2, with all appropriate COVID-19 precautions and adjustments in place to ensure physical distancing and the full safety of visitors, volunteers and staff at all times. Show hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily, with evening extensions to 8:30 PM on Thursdays; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Information about how to purchase your timed entry ticket will be available soon at You can also call 519-243-2600 for information on buying tickets to the event.

The show is hung and our judges and award sponsors have made their decisions – over $7000 in prizes have been awarded! You can see all of the winners by visiting

Of course there will be some changes, including no opening gala, to ensure physical distancing and the full safety of visitors, volunteers and staff at all times. Artists’ demonstrations have been pre-recorded and are available on-line as well as being played on a rotating basis during the run of the show. We are setting up outdoor demonstrations as well.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the quality of the paintings: The judges assure us that the 2020 entries are every bit as good as those in last year’s widely praised show!

Watch for further updates as plans become known. Visit our Paint Ontario website to keep informed of updates.

Lots to do and see at Paint Ontario 2020 – YES! The show will go on!

$7550 in awards

You can see all of the details on our website

The Faces and Places of Ontario
at the Lambton Heritage Museum
A production of the Grand Bend Art Centre
Supporting  Art Education, Culture and Artists in the Grand Bend Area.

4 Responses

  1. Janice Cuckovic

    Hi Jakob! Please subscribe to our email list by clicking on the ‘About Us’ link in the menu above. Thanks so much for your interest!

  2. Heather Swenson

    If the ban on large groups is not lifted, would you consider posting the paintings

    • Janice Cuckovic

      Hi Heather, the paintings are online for viewing, but not purchase, if you go to the Paint Ontario website. We are still planning on having a physical show as soon as restrictions are lifted.

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