On July 13-14, the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea will be filled by nearly 400 artists who will be drawing inspiration (literally) from the area’s architecture and landscape for the biggest outdoor painting festival in the UK. Over two days, Pintar Rapido (that’s paint quickly in Spanish) is celebrating London’s urban cityscape, with both amateur and professional artists having the chance to put their work up for grabs at the Chelsea Old Town Hall in Kings Road.
The first day of the festival will see the artists’ brushes flying as they get creative across the borough’s many picturesque settings; expect to see canvases lined up along the Thames and palettes poised around the parks. Then, on Sunday, the Pintar Prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the best piece of art and all works will be up for grabs with 10% of all sales revenue donated to The Campaign For Drawing. Don’t forget your paintbrush.