Every summer (July 16 and 17, 2016), the Lunenburg Art Gallery hosts a wet paint sale - Paint Sea on Site. As many as 70 artists converge on Lunenburg for a two day painting extravaganza.
The artists set up their easels all over town and the surrounding area. Paint Sea on Site sale is a wonderful opportunity for the public to observe artists at work and to have the chance to buy work they've been watching the artist create.
The artwork produced each day is sold in a silent auction. Some buyers have been known to follow a runner carrying a favoured work back to the Community Centre... the bidding gets pretty intense sometimes. Proceeds from each painting are split between the artist and the Gallery.
The silent auction is at the Community Centre (see Google Map --->), Saturday and Sunday. You may pay the "take-away" price up until 3:30pm. All bidding ENDS at 4:30pm each day, so be sure to get there well before.
This annual fund raising event, in its 13th year, has about 70 artists setting up and painting throughout Lunenburg. In a town that rivals Santa Fe's reputation for having the most people involved in art, this event brings a vitality that enhances the already established art community.