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Mass outdoor art event Pintar Rapido coming to Glasgow

Pintar Rapido Glasgow

Get your brushes at the ready – an outdoor painting event is coming to Glasgow next month with both professional and budding artists invited to join in.

Pintar Rapido, which is Spanish for ‘painting quickly’, aims to celebrate the city and the creativity of its residents. It’s inspired by a concept discovered by founder Roger Beckett in the Catalonia village of Horta De Sant Joan – a location once home to Picasso.

Artists who take part in the event are challenged to capture the spirit of Glasgow by creating works out on the streets in a single day. Location, medium and the size of piece are up to the individual participants – but they only have 9am-6pm to get it finished.

All of the artists who take part will have their piece exhibited at an exhibition the following day at the Royal Concert Hall, with all works up for sale to members of the public.

If that’s not enough of an incentive to get involved - one lucky entrant will take home a £1,000 prize.

Pintar Rapido has previously taken part in London and Amsterdam, and is also set to take place in Edinburgh in 2016.

Pintar Rapido, Saturday August 15-Sunday August 16.

See Time Out's guide to Glasgow's upcoming exhibitions.