Waldoboro eighth annual “Paint the Town”

Waldoboro marks Sat. August 17 for the eighth annual “Paint the Town.” The popular art festival has grown steadily over eight years and this year will spread out across the lush, park-like Cider Hill Farm in the village. A grand tent will house the public reception and preview starting at 5 p.m., with 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 by more than forty of the area’s finest artists. 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, that we might otherwise overlook, and share it. Studies show, it helps kids grow up stronger and makes older people happier. Waldoboro is rich with artists and artisans, musicians, cooks, writers and inventors. And many will be at Cider Hill Farm. For lists of participating artists, sponsors, volunteer organizations and other information about “Paint the Town,” please visit tidemarkgallery.com