The New Preston Congregational Church will host its biggest fundraiser, the ninth annual Paint the Town, Aug. 31.

Artists will arrive at church at 9 a.m. for breakfast and receive a box lunch before spending the day painting at a location of their choice in the area.

The event is rain or shine.

Zufar Bikbou, Harriet Carew, Karen Cashman, Deborah Chabrian, Ed Martinez and Lynn Wellings are among the artists to participate.

Artists will return to the church at 3 p.m.

The public is invited to meet the artists, view the art, enjoy hors d'oeuvres by chef Doug Williams and music at 4 p.m.

A silent auction of artists' studio paintings will also be exhibited.

At 5 p.m., there will be a live auction of art.

Credit cards will be accepted.