2017-07-28 / Community

Land trust event raises thousands

The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s 10th annual Paint for Preservation auction was held July 9 where a few hundred supporters, more than 70 volunteers, and 30 award-winning artists gathered to raise more than $75,000 toward conserving and caring for the natural lands that provide wildlife habitat, respite and recreational opportunities in Cape Elizabeth.

Brett Cary’s Chimney Rock Food Co. served food, much of it sourced from Cape Elizabeth. Cul de Sax warmed up the audience before Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries led the crowd in bidding for the land trust’s only fundraising event of the year. Cape Elizabeth artist Matthew Russ won the People’s Choice Award for his painting of Richmond Island.

Land trust Executive Director Cindy Krum said this year’s Paint For Preservation enjoyed all the elements that make a successful event.

“We had perfect weather, a beautiful setting and wonderful guests. Add talented artists and a great group of 70 volunteers and you get a fun and successful event.”

Sponsors included Maine Home + Design; Ethos; Key Bank; R.M. Davis, Inc.; Inn by the Sea; Nappi Distributors; Wright-Ryan Construction, Inc.; Browne Trading Co.; Casco Bay Frames & Gallery; Eyecare Medical Group; Huffard House Interior Design; Maine Limousine Service; Ram Island Home and Grounds; Town and Shore Associates; Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth; Brett Cary, Private Chef; and Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Bath Savings Bank and Ocean House Gallery & Frames sponsored the People’s Choice Award.

Photography was provided by Bob Harrison and Dick Sawyer, as well as Maine Home + Design’s photographer Dave Dostie, and can be viewed on the land trust’s Facebook photos page.

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