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.