(207) 832-7761
P.O. Box 1246
Waldoboro, ME 04572-1246

Click Picture to Enlarge

Waldoboro Paint the Town Committee commemorates receiving a Maine Arts Commission Grant with local State representatives. (l to r) Charlotte Henderson, Medomak Valley Land Trust Admin. Asst., Jacqui Fawcett, Waldoboro Public Library Board President, State Representative Wendy Pieh, District 50, Jim Letteney, Medomak Valley Community Foundation Vice President, Mark Biscoe, Waldoboro Lions Club Secretary, and State Senator Dana Dow, District 20. Missing from the photo is Charlotte Davenhill, owner of Tidemark Gallery, a Paint the Town sponsor.

MVCF Press Releases

Paint the Town Receives Art Commission Grant

July 8, 2007
Tidemark Gallery
902 Main Street
P. O. Box 374
Waldoboro, Maine 04572
Contact: John Blamey, Paint the Town Committee Chair
Tel. 832-7761 email: jblamey@roadrunner.com

Waldoboro, Maine - The Medomak Valley Community Foundation, its non-profit partners, and the Tidemark Gallery proudly announced that the Maine Arts Commission awarded an Arts in the Community Grant for the Waldoboro Paint the Town event.

In announcing the grant, John Blamey, President of the Community Foundation stated, The Foundation was only the lead organization in requesting the grant. The diversified Paint the Town Committee, composed of the Foundation, the Medomak Valley Land Trust, the Waldoboro Lions Club, and the Waldoboro Public Library, clearly demonstrates to the Commission that Paint the Town is truly a community event.

Blamey continued, The grant will provide funds to purchase an expanded art display system, as well as fund expansion of marketing for the event. Both of these enhancements are important in helping the event to grow, while increasing the positive impact of Paint the Town on both local artists and the community. It is our long-term goal to make Paint the Town a second opportunity for Waldoboro to host visitors during the summer, by staging a quality, multi-faceted, arts-centered event.

The 2nd annual Paint the Town is on Saturday, August 18, 2007. During the day, artists create paintings from unique private vistas, as well as public sites in Waldoboro and Friendship. In the evening, these paintings and other works are sold during an artists reception and live auction at the Waldoboro VFW Hall. A portion of the auction proceeds benefits the four non-profit partners that help stage the event.

The Maine Arts Commission is an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information about the Arts Commission, please visit www.mainearts.gov.

For more information on Paint the Town, please visit www.themvcf.org/paint for event details, application, local amenities, sponsors, and photos of the community. Or, contact event chair, John Blamey, at (207) 832-7761, or jblamey@roadrunner.com for a brochure and application. The deadline for artist applications is August 13, 2007.