NORWAY — Fundraising for the Gingerbread House continues Friday when the First Friday Art Walk gets underway.

The Friends of the Gingerbread House will have a table outside the Fare Share Market at 443 Main St. from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1, with limited edition watercolor prints of the Gingerbread House by New York artist Vito DeVito.

The fundraiser began at the Norway Arts Festival this month when the group sold 25 of the 100 prints. The goal is to sell all of them this summer.

DeVito has given the Norway Landmarks Preservation Society a picture of what the Gingerbread House could look like after it is renovated. Prints of his original watercolor painting are being sold to help fund restoration of the landmark building on Main Street.

The Gingerbread House is the first Norway Landmarks Preservation Society Art Collection annual fundraiser. DeVito has agreed to paint a picture of one of the 72 historic buildings in the Norway Downtown Historic District each year, in hopes of raising $2,500 annually.

DeVito has summered in Norway for the past 30 years and resides on Long Island in New York.

Prints are $50 unframed and $100 framed. Orders can also be placed through the website or by sending a note to Friends of the Gingerbread House, P.O. Box 525, Norway, ME 04268.

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