The eighth annual Paint the Town event is set for Saturday, Aug. 17, in a new location. The popular art festival has grown steadily over its eight years and will spread out across the lush, park-like Cider Hill Farm, 72 Medomak Terrace in the village.

More than 40 local artists will be working throughout the day to create new images of this historical town. A grand tent at Cider Hill Farm will house the public reception and preview that starts at 5 p.m., featuring music by cellist April Reed-Cox and hors d’oeuvres and wine served by volunteers from the Waldoboro Public Library. At 6 p.m., Carol Achterhof of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, will open the bidding for the fresh art created just hours before.

There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcomed. All proceeds benefit the artists, Medomak Valley Community Foundation, the Medomak Valley Land Trust, Waldoboro Lions and Waldoboro Public Library. Paint the Town is made possible through the generosity and hard work of its sponsors and volunteers, who know the value of the creative arts in the community. It brings friends, neighbors and visitors together with artists who see the beauty and the humor around us and share it.

Waldoboro is rich with artists and artisans, musicians, cooks, writers and inventors — and many will be at Cider Hill Farm Saturday evening. For lists of participating artists, sponsors, volunteer organizations and other information about Paint the Town, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or