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 Paint Off 2018








If you have been before you just know what fun it can be.

If you haven’t been before then make sure you get down to the Cloisters on Saturday 15th September and start Sploshing !!!!!

We sploshed and had a lot of fun,  great day out for everyone taking part


Paint Off 2016 took place in the grounds of Salisbury Museum on Saturday 10th September 2016 in conjunction with the Heritage Craft Festival

Come and discover your inner artist but more importantly just come along and have some fun sploshing paint about. It’s fun and fab, you don’t have to be an expert, just enjoy being creative with paint. We can supply canvasses and paints all you have to do is bring your talent and enthusiasm. You can pre book  by contacting us or popping in to the Salisbury Arts centre or simply turn up on the day  opening at 11a.m and running through to 4p.m

It costs £10 for adults and £5 for under 16’s with discounts available for Plain Arts and Museum  members.

If that wasn’t enough we have organised a Paint Off auction on Wednesday 14th September at Salisbury Arts centre. Starting at 6.30p.m with delivery from 5p.m.

The Auction will be hosted by a professional auctioneer and is a really fun evening with 50% of all proceeds going to a local Young Carers charity. It’s a great way to share your work with friends and family so invite everyone along and get them bidding!


Details of previous PaintOffs:

Paint Off 2015

The Paint Off event was held on Saturday 12th September and we were delighted  that this year the event was held in the Guildhall Square. We also teamed up with Salisbury Museum who helped to organise and promote the event with us. They introduced spot prizes to all those under 16 who’s work reflected the spirit of JMW Turner. We set out 12 gazebos in the square and although the weather was somewhat uncertain we nevertheless attracted a great many local artists of all ages. Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and many took part in an Auction of those finished pieces of art that was held in the Museum on Tuesday 15th September. The Auction was very well attended and we managed to raise approx £550 which will go towards supporting Salisbury’s , The Unit .

 Paint Off 2014

Took place on Saturday 6th of September at The Cathedral Cloisters
This was the 5th annual Paint Off event, previously held at The Old Ale House (twice) and then Salisbury Arts Centre. In 2014 we were pleased to be organising Paint Off once again in the wonderful grounds of Salisbury Cathedral and in conjunction with Salisbury Contemporary Craft and Heritage Fayre

This was a great opportunity for artists and makers of all ages and abilities to work side by side in a very special venue.  This day was all about encouraging all art forms  including  knitting, photography, sculpture, collage, model making, writing, painting and drawing

Salisbury Paint Off 2013 4

Artists could either  see it as a challenge to work within the 5 hour time frame, looking to create a finished piece from scratch in one day, OR could bring along a piece of work in progress and use the day to continue working on it.

The prize judging took place at Salisbury Arts centre on Wednesday 10th September at 6.30 pm where there was also be an auction of work. Any artist who took part in the Paint Off had the option of  entering their work into the auction.

Check this great video of Paint Off 2013!

Also you can check out other images including a great timelapse video from local Artist Matthew Dean via our Paint Off’s dedicated Facebook Page.