The New Preston Congregational Church hosted its biggest fundraiser, the ninth annual "Paint The Town," in late summer.

Artists arrive Aug. 31 at church at 9 a.m. for breakfast and received a box lunch before spending the day painting en plein air at a location of their choice in the area.

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

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

Photography by Trish Haldin