Art Auction Planned For July 6 to Benefit The Orr's Island Schoolhouse

The third annual An Evening of Art auction auction will be held on Saturday, July 6, to benefit the old Orr's Island Schoolhouse.

Artists who work in any type of medium including paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, furniture, ironwork and glass are invited to contribute their original work to this year's event. Local art collectors are asked to consider donating items from their collections to benefit the schoolhouse.

All artists participating in the auction can set a minimum bid for their work and opt to keep a portion of the selling price. All donations are tax deductible.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers to decorate a small number of mini lunch boxes awith their own unique designs. The lunch boxes, which merge the academic roots of the schoolhouse with one-of-a-kind works of art, will be offered for sale at the auction.

Artists interested in participating in the lunch box project should contact Orr's Island artist Brad McFadden at 833-6940.

Those who wish to donate items to the fund-raiser are asked to complete and submit a form detailing the artwork and sale information. The artwork is needed by June 23. Please click here to download and print out the form, which can be mailed to OBIFD Schoolhouse Committee, P. O. Box 162, Orr's Island, ME, 04066, or returned via e-mail.

For more information, please contact Venise Minkowsky at 833-7386, or Tim McCreight at 761-8217, or email

An Evening of Art will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., with a preview beginning at 6 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, desserts, soda and wine will be served at the event, to be held at the schoolhouse building at 1594 Harpswell Island Road, Route 24, Orr's Island.

Copies of Historic Local Cookbook Still Available For Sale

In addition, OBIFD has recently republished a popular cookbook of local recipes to raise money to help support the schoolhouse.

The cookbook, originally published in 1976, includes more than 300 recipes submitted by island residents. It has been updated with historic photos and new graphics of local landmarks.

The book is on sale at many local businesses, or can be ordered by sending $12 for each copy, plus $5 for shipping and handling (and $1 more for each additional book) to OBIFD-Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 162, Orr's Island, ME 04066.

For more information on the cookbook or the schoolhouse, please e-mail us at,