We have just learned that the Peachland Community Art Council’s valiant efforts to obtain the Guinness World Record for the most contributors to a paint by number was shattered on December 17, 2017 in Doha, Qatar.
It is reported that 13,284 people participated in a very large paint by number and subsequently shattered the previous record. We were in the process of receiving official verification but unofficially we held the record for just shy of four months at 6048 participants and are justifiably proud of our accomplishments.
Considering the demographics of the city of Doha, with a population base in excess of 1.5 million, Peachland should be extremely proud of itself.
Not only did we put together a unique and interesting way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the project itself engaged Peachlanders and others from literally around the country and world as they brought family and friends into our Art Gallery to paint their square and receive their commemorative postcard.
It was an outstanding effort by everyone involved, drew a large number of people into the Gallery and Peachland and gained us international exposure.
We want to thank everyone for participating whether it was by actually painting or volunteering to assist us with this project.
Congratulations to the people of Doha and stay tuned for the Art Council’s next project!