“Paint the Peninsula” Fresh Paint Fundraiser for the Blue Hill Public Library

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by over 80 local artists on the morning of Saturday, July 14th during Paint the Peninsula, the Blue Hill Public Library’s fresh paint fundraiser. Later that evening, more than 100 original works of art will be sold to benefit the library at a reception and silent auction from 4:30-7:00 PM. Paint the Peninsula is made possible with support from many local sponsors, including lead sponsor Merle B. Grindle Agency of Blue Hill.

The resulting exhibition is 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—gather under one roof to show and sell their work. Opening bids range from $50-$600, making Paint the Peninsula a great opportunity to start buying local art or to add to an established collection. Most artists donate 50% of the sale to the library and some do more, so winning bids support both the library and the local arts community.

Registration is now open for artists who want to join in. Please sign up soon if you would like to participate this year. Registration will close on July 10, or when we have 90 artists signed up, whichever comes first.

The Blue Hill Public Library is an independent non-profit organization serving everyone on the Blue Hill Peninsula, and it depends on the financial support of the local community. The event will feature wine, refreshments by La Mason, and live music by Lock Box Trio, featuring GSA alumni Yvonne Rogers and Joseph Boulet. Tickets are available at the library before July 14th for $12, or on the day of the event for $15. Children and participating artists are free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

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