Paint the Town, Waldoboro's exclusive en plein air event and fresh paint auction, promotes civic pride through the celebration of Waldoboro's natural, architectural and individual resources. So it is more than appropriate that this year’s event being held at one of the historic village's most iconic landmarks.

After a couple of weeks up on blocks, the carriage house at 995 Main St. has returned to earth with a new foundation and is getting readied to display the stunning art works that will be auctioned off on the evening of Aug. 6. Preview and artists' reception featuring local wines and fresh lobster hors d'oeuvres will start at 5 p.m., and the live art auction begins at 6 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind fundraiser is only made possible through the generous donations of the Law Offices of Markham and Read, the Jojoba Company, Laura Cabot Catering, Maine Antique Digest and Community Pharmacies; and many hard-working volunteers. Paint the Town earns thousands of dollars annually for local charities including the Lions Club, Medomak Valley Land Trust, Waldoboro Public Library and the Waldoboro Volunteer Fire Department. For more information and frequent updates, visit the event's Facebook page.

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