Paint the Peninsula Week, July 15-20, 2024

**Visit the Auction HERE**

Welcome to the 13th iteration of the library’s popular fundraiser, Paint the Peninsula. As it’s been for the past three years, the event will take place over a week and is both online and in-person.

From Monday July 15th, through Saturday July 20th, 2024, you can bid online on over 150 brand new artworks, created by more than 90 artists who were inspired by a spot on the beautiful Blue Hill Peninsula during the dedicated painting week at the end of June.

In addition to the online gallery, each artist will have one work on display at the library for in-person viewing. Artist’s second works are nearby in storage and can be viewed upon request. Auction proceeds are split between the artists and the library.

**Bid online HERE**

We hope you will come to our reception for the auction on Saturday, July 20th, from 5:30-8 pm, to enjoy wine, food, music, and a friendly (but perhaps slightly competitive?) atmosphere. Bidding will close at 7:30 during the reception, but you do not need to be present to win a bid. That said, anyone who is at the reception may take their painting home that night after making payment!

Special thanks to our many sponsors

Without the support of so many local businesses, we could not hold this major fundraising event. We offer a huge thanks to our Lead Sponsor The Merle B. Grindle Agency.

Thanks too to Major Sponsors

Gallery Sponsors:

Community Sponsors:

  • Beehive Development, Blue Hill
  • Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill
  • Blue Hill Co-op, Blue Hill
  • Blue Hill Peninsula Realty, Blue Hill
  • Cheryl L. Boulet, CPA, Blue Hill
  • Compass Point Real Estate, Blue Hill
  • Elliott Architects, Blue Hill
  • El El Frijoles, Sedgwick
  • Fairwinds Florist, Blue Hill
  • Hale and Hamlin, LLC, Blue Hill
  • Hammond Lumber, Blue Hill
  • Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill
  • Leaf and Anna, LLC, Blue Hill & Brooklin
  • Mae LLC, Blue Hill
  • Owl Furniture: A Wing of Geoffrey Warner Studio, Deer Isle
  • Ronald Harte Antiques, Deer Isle
  • THE Salon and Spa, Blue Hill

Thanks to the artists who make this event possible

In addition to providing vital support for the library, Paint the Peninsula celebrates emerging artistic talent along with some of the region’s most celebrated painters.

We graciously thank the participating artists for their energy, enthusiasm, and creativity.