There was an art auction on the island today to benefit MISCA, the Monhegan Island Sustainable Community Association. Follow the link to read about this worthwhile organization which works to make island living accessible to those who want to make a year round life here.
I attended the auction last year as well. It is interesting, funny, and people are generous in their support. Both years, the auctioneer has reminded the audience that this is NOT an auction in which to look for bargains, rather an auction during which we should aim to spend as much as we can afford. Both last year and this year I bought donated ferry tickets for our round trip to the island. I did a little bit of drawing during the auction, but tried not to make any sudden moves as the auctioneer had a hair trigger and I might have been toting home something I did not intend to buy.
Happy to support MISCA and happy to have next year's ferry trips taken care of.