Paint the Town, Waldoboro's annual plein air event and art auction, returns Saturday, Aug. 5. Many well-known artists will rendezvous in one of the Midcoast's hidden gems and spend the day painting select views of the historic village and surrounding countryside.

The fresh art will be auctioned off at day's end, following an artists' reception featuring fresh lobster hors d'oeuvres and local wines from Cellardoor Vineyard. The “wet paint” preview starts at 4:30 p.m. and the auction at 6 p.m.

The event takes place at 995 Main St., and there is a $15 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds are shared by the Lions Club, Waldoboro Public Library and the Waldoboro Volunteer Fireman's Association. For more information, email or visit the Paint the Town Waldoboro Facebook page.

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