Paint the Town 2019


The Townscape Heritage Project is delighted to be supporting Blackburn’s Paint the Town for the fourth year running, helping to spark interest in the town’s amazing built heritage through art.


Led by The Bureau centre for the Arts, Paint the Town is a challenge to artists of all ages and abilities – beginners, amateurs and professionals – to create a painting, drawing or other artwork in just ONE day within Blackburn town centre.

As well as a £500 cash prize, this year’s competition also offers an amazing range of other prizes and awards as well as a programme of complementary events for all the family at The Bureau on Penny Street and our pop-up gallery at 29 Northgate.

See our events page for full details.

Participating artists will need to register in advance and then attend The Bureau Centre for the Arts Event Hub on Saturday 26th October from 8am in order to have their blank canvas certified with a stamp. Photographers are welcome, but separate rules apply.

Click here to register for Paint The Town – Blackburn.

Paint the Town is supported by the Townscape Heritage project and Blackburn BID.




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