Register for Brush The Trails Art Event

A plein air art event on the Halifax North-West Trails

Brush the Trails is a two-part event to raise awareness and promote alternative uses of the trails that are supported and stewarded by the Halifax North-West Trails Association (HNWTA). The event is also to raise awareness of the Plein Air Artists HRM and Halifax Urban Sketchers groups. Proceeds from art sales, auction, and draws will be shared between artist and HNWTA.

Artists at any level are invited to Brush the Trails – to paint/sketch on HNWTA trails within Bedford South, Rockingham, Clayton Park, and Fairview. The artwork is to be done “en plein air”; that is, outdoors, on location, and in any medium (oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels, inks, graphite, etc.).

Artists who register for Brush the Trails can, optionally, choose to participate in either or both the Long Brush and/or the Short Brush challenges. Identify your work(s) on the back: Artist’s Name, Title, Trail, Selling Price, Contact Information.

Part 1 Long Brush challenge: 08th – 27th September 2019
Over this three-week period, artists can pick one or more of the HNWTA trails listed below to paint/sketch at any time on and between Sunday, September 8th and Friday, September 27th, 2019.

Part 2 Short Brush challenge: 9am-4pm, Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Artists are to paint/sketch on the Hemlock Ravine Park Trails for this one-day event.

All artwork from both the Long Brush and Short Brush challenges will be on display Saturday, September 28th, 2019, from 1-4pm at Hemlock Ravine Park; weather permitting. Artists display on their own easels/stands. Artists may also submit their works for online sales and a draw by contacting HNWTA.

A watercolour art piece has been donated for an online art auction to help raise funds for HNWTA. The bidding deadline is end-Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Artists of all levels ready to paint en plein air (outdoor, on-location) on the HNWTA trails.
Members and guests of the HNWTA (Halifax Northwest Trails Association)
Members of PAAHRM (Plein Air Artists HRM group)
Members of HUS (Halifax Urban Sketchers group)

Event contact:

All Long Brush and Short Brush participants are required to
register for this event before Sunday 8th September.

Brochure. Trails Interactive Map.

1 Mainland North Trail

2 Hemlock Ravine

3 Mainland Common Loop

4 Belchers Marsh Park

5 Geizer Hill

6 Cabin Lake

7 Fleetview

8 Mill Run

9 Old Coach Road

Arranged by

Plein Air Artists HRM

Halifax Urban Sketchers