Flatrocks Gallery Opening
PAINT ESSEX WET PAINT DAY AND AUCTION
The Essex Merchants Group and Eventide Gallery of Essex, Massachusetts will be sponsoring their First Annual Paint Essex Day and Wet Paint Auction, on Saturday, August 18, 2012 (Rain date August 19th). On that day scores of artists from near and far will be arriving in Essex to artistically capture the Town’s limitless variety of local scenes and its magnificent landscape.
The event is two-fold: Registered painters will Paint Essex from
9 AM – 3 PM followed by a Wet Paint Auction and Reception from
5 PM – 9 PM at the Essex County Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue (Rte 133) in Essex. A wine reception, hors d’oeuvres and live music will accompany a silent and live auction of the days’ paintings.
Painters of all levels are welcome to paint at various outdoor locations including the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Cogswell’s Grant, the Cox Reservation and along Main Street, as well as the interiors of participating local antique shops and other businesses (one painter per interior, must sign-up in advance). The split for paintings sold will be 50/50.
Bob Coviello, Chair of the Essex Merchants Group, says Essex is a perfect fit for this event. There are innumerable natural views, historical settings and enough quirky locations and artifacts to fill a thousand canvases. The Merchants Group is excited to add this unique event to its repertoire of town activities.
Advance registration is suggested. Registration the morning of the event will be at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Main Street beginning at
8 AM. Cost is $5 per painter. Tickets for the Wet Paint Auction and Reception are $25 per person (ticket includes one beverage) – $10 for registered painters. Tickets to the Auction and Reception will be available for purchase August 1st from various merchants throughout Essex including Eventide Gallery, Main Street Antiques, Bider’s Antiques and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.
Proceeds from this event will be utilized by the Essex Merchants Group to promote the Town as a destination for shopping, dining, recreation, historic sightseeing and the enjoyment of open space.
For information and advance registration, please contact Teri Canelle Eramo of Eventide Gallery, 63 Main Street, Essex, MA at 978-890-7198, or email Teri.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kimberly Brennan at email@example.com . In addition, visit the Essex Merchant Group website at www.VisitEssexMA.com to learn more about what to see and do in Essex.