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'An Evening of Art' to Benefit Historic Orr's Island Schoolhouse

A mini lunchbox decorated by local artist Brad McFadden will be one on several up for auction at An Evening of Art to benefit the old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse on Saturday, July 6, at the schoolhouse on Route 24 on Orr’s Island. A mini lunchbox decorated by local artist Brad McFadden will be one on several up for auction at An Evening of Art to benefit the old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse on Saturday, July 6, at the schoolhouse on Route 24 on Orr’s Island.

ORR'S ISLAND, Maine – A variety of area artists are hard at work creating unique pieces which will be up for bid at the third annual art auction to benefit the old Orr's Island Schoolhouse.

The auction of high-quality art and crafts will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the schoolhouse on Route 24 on Orr's Island.

Paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry and many other unique items were among the dozens of pieces sold at the auction in the past two years. Winning bids ranged from less than $25 to more than $1,000.

In addition to art donated for sale, this year's event will feature a special auction of a limited number of mini lunchboxes decorated especially for the occasion. Participating artists in the lunchbox event include Brad McFadden, Dawn Prindle, Tom Budzinski, Gloria Doughty, Jeanne Brooks, Lisa Burke, Tim McCreight, Steve Normand and others.

The “An Evening of Art” auction will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the old schoolhouse, located at 1594 Harpswell Island Road, Route 24, Orr's Island. Preview will begin at 6 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, desserts, soda and wine will be served.

All money raised will be used for operations and repairs to the schoolhouse, an important part of Harpswell history which was originally a two-room school for generations of island children. Now managed by the adjacent Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department, the renovated building is used for a variety of community, public and private events. The schoolhouse is self-supporting, depending on income from event rentals, fundraisers and donations to maintain the building and grounds. About $12,000 was raised at the last two art auctions.

For more information, please contact Venise Minkowsky at 833-7386 or Tim McCreight at 761-8217, visit orrsislandschoolhouse.com or email artauction@orrsislandschoolhouse.com.
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