News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, August 1, 2019
Wilson Museum to host ‘Collecting Castine’

Collecting Castine, a special one-night exhibit and sale of Castine fine art will be held Monday, August 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hutchins Education Center on the Wilson Museum campus. This is a fundraising event with a twist. By making a reservation with a donation of $100 per person by August 1, attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar, view an exhibit of original artwork created by living artists either from Castine or with a long association to Castine, and (here’s the twist) cast a vote for the People’s Choice work of art to be added to the Wilson Museum’s collections. Following the People’s Choice award, all other artwork will be available for purchase, silent-auction style. All proceeds from the event go to support the Wilson Museum’s collections and programs.

New sponsorship opportunities for the event are available. To learn more and to make reservations, visit, call 326-9247, or email