WATCH: Hundreds take part in 5th annual Opus Paint Challenge in downtown Victoria
People of all ages were picking up paint brushes on Sunday as downtown Victoria played host to a B.C.-wide painting challenge.
The 5th annual Opus outdoor painting challenge attracted more than 1,300 registered participants in downtown Victoria.
“The challenge is basically to go out in your community, bring your art with you and make art in a public space, sharing your enthusiasm for creating your art outdoors,” says Erika Lax of Opus Art Supplies.
People were invited to join B.C.’s creative community for a day of making art outdoors and friendly competition.
More than $27,000 in prizes were up for grabs at the free event.
Each location had a designated painting zone for artists of all ages and skill levels.
The event is Canada’s largest outdoor painting challenge.