Paint the Town 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 9:00am
Farnsworth Art Museum

Join us for Paint the Town 2010!

You may view some of the works that have been submitted for the live auction here. These works will be on view in the museum auditorium beginning on August 5.

It works this way—
On Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., the artists (must be age 14 or over) come to the Farnsworth and receive their informational packets, t-shirts and box lunches.
  • The artists go out to paint their views of Rockland
  • They bring their “wet” paintings of the town back to the museum between 1 and 3 p.m.
  • The paintings are on display at the silent auction from 4 to 6 p.m. at a reception on the lawn of the Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum Street—Everyone is welcome. Cash Bar.
  • At 6 p.m. the reception continues with a live auction of paintings chosen from the silent auction by museum curators
This year, there will be several exciting changes to the event. Local galleries have encouraged their represented artists to participate, and many have already made donations of works for the auction, making this year’s Paint the Town a more complete representation of the arts in our community. The event will have a block party atmosphere, with work displayed under a tent on the Farnsworth grounds, live auction works displayed at the Landing Gallery on Rockland’s Elm Street, food prepared and sold by local restaurant Café Miranda, and folk and jazz music provided by Playin’ Possum and Breakers Jazz.
Everyone is welcome to attend the reception beginning at 4 p.m. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds from Paint the Town support the ongoing preservation of the Farnsworth’s historic downtown properties, including the Homestead and its carriage house.
In order to be guaranteed a box lunch and an event t-shirt, the deadline for registration is August 10. Registration is free. For more information on artist registration, or to participate as an auction bidder or volunteer please contact Niki Dabrio, Special Events Manager at or 207-596-6457 ext. 143.

You may also print out a Paint the Town artist registration form below, or you may register online by visiting here.
Eric Hopkins, Paint the Town, 2010, watercolor, gouache and crayon on paper.
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