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Wednesday, May 09, 2007 

Paint The Port Comes Back To Kennebunkport, Maine

The 3rd annual Paint The Port art event is coming to Kennebunkport on Sunday, June 24th.

Artists will come to this quaint seaside village to choose a desirable scene (Kennebunkport is loaded with great scenery) and will spend the day painting. Our community will be littered with very talented artists who will choose their medium. They can select oils watercolors, pastels or perhaps photography.

For a fun and memorable day, plan to tour Kennebunkport throughout the day. Travel by auto, by foot or, better yet, by bicycle from artist to artist and experience their subjects from a new perspective. Look for the "Artist At Work" sign. Examine the works-in-progress and learn a new appreciation for the talents of these wonderful artists.

Gather later that day at the Nonantum Resort for an opportunity to preview the finished works. A reception with hors d'oeuvres begins at 5:00 pm followed by the best part of all...at 6:00 pm the live auction of these works begins. These wonderful works will be auctioned and that presents the opportunity for art lovers to acquire a collectible work (or works) of art at a competitive price.

As pictured above, Artist Peter Hoff puts some final touches on his 2006, Paint The Port offering. Peter retreated to his studio to complete his work as the rain began during last year's event. His subject, The Maine Stay Inn, was a great selection and the finished product was absolutely outstanding. You can also enjoy Peter's work at The Wright Gallery, a wonderful gallery on Cape Porpoise Harbor.

Mark your calendars now. If you are an art lover, Paint The Port is a must see event. Bring your checkbook because you will likely see something that captures your interest.

Proceeds from this great event go to the Kennebunkport Historical Society and the Heartwood College of Art.

If you are looking tickets, a guide to the event and/or a great place to stay for the weekend, call us at The Maine Stay Inn. We'll see you at the auction.

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Your blog makes me so nostalgic. My grandmother had a camp at Wells Beach Maine when we were kids, only a half hour's drive from home. So we spent lots of time in your area off season as well as summers.

I remember they used to paint outdoors at Ogunquit if I spelled that right - funny, you grow up hearing a name like that but never writing it!

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