July 12, 2022 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 11 to 16, as a fundraiser for the library. Paintings will be done during a six hour window earlier in the month and put on display at the library starting Monday, July 11. All bidding will be online, and paintings can be viewed online as well as in-person at the library during library hours. Gallery attendants will be on hand at the library daily from 9 am to 3 pm at the library to help people locate paintings and show them how to make bids.
The resulting exhibition will be a celebration of both the area and the artists who live here. It is rare to have so many artists—from young, emerging talent to some of the region’s most celebrated painters—participating in a single event. Opening bids range from $50-$600 making Paint the Peninsula Week a great opportunity to start buying local art or to add to an established collection. All sales support both the Blue Hill Library’s operating budget and the local artists.
This year’s lead sponsor is the Merle B. Grindle Agency of Blue Hill. The Blue Hill Public Library is an independent non-profit organization serving all members of the Blue Hill Peninsula, and depends on the financial support of the local community. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.Location: Main Reading Room
Event Type: Fundraiser
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