Northport – A breathtaking view over Penobscot Bay is the backdrop for the third annual Art of Local Food, a tasting party and art sale to benefit the Natural Resources Council of Maine, in Northport at The Summit of Ducktrap Mountain at Point Lookout on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
This tasteful and tasty soiree features an array of dishes made from locally produced ingredients and created by more than 20 of Midcoast Maine’s finest restaurants, farms, cheese and ice cream makers, bakers and others.
Participating restaurants include Amalfi on the Water, Atlantica, Darby’, In Good Company, Paolina’s Way, The Slipway, and Waterfront Restaurant, to name a few. Participating farms include Appleton Creamery, Hope Orchard, Meadowsweet Farm, Maine-ly Poultry and Treble Ridge Farm, among others.
In addition, this year NRCM is partnering with almost 50 Maine artists. “It is a perfect partnership,” said NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann in a news release. “While artists across Maine are capturing the essence of the natural world in their works of art, NRCM is working to protect the nature of Maine.”
A total of 70 10-inch by 10-inch pieces of Maine-inspired art in varied media will be for sale starting at 5 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis. All unsold artwork will be available for purchase online through the holiday season.
Works include stained glass by Janet Redfield; paintings by Bayard Hollins, Marjorie Strauss, Laura Tasheiko, and Nell Moore; watercolors by Evelyn Dunphey, Nancy Glassman and Jean Kigel; photographs by Deb Vendetti; and much, much more will be available. See the online preview at: nrcm.org/artoflocalfood_slideshow.asp
Point Lookout is also hosting a cash bar focused on local wines, beers and cocktails, and additional ambiance will flow as the halls fill with neighbors and friends and live jazz piano by Tom Luther and guitar by Justin Walton.
“Please join us to savor the best that Maine has to offer: wonderful local foods and drinks, live music, inspired artworks, a community of friends, and a breathtaking view of Penobscot Bay,” said Pohlmann.
Tickets are $40 per person, all of which supports NRCM’s work to protect Maine’s environment ($20 of each ticket purchase is tax-deductible).
To watch videos and photos of prior events; view the list of participating restaurants, artists and sponsors; and register online, visit: nrcm.org/artoflocalfood.asp
This year’s Art of Local Food is sponsored by Coyote Moon, The Free Press, The Green Store, Greg Mort, Liberty Graphics, Point Lookout, Reny’s and WERU.