The public is invited to add artistic flourishes to the wooden fence surrounding the Bedford Square construction project downtown at an event called “Westport Paints the Town” on June 20.

The “Paint” block party will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the multi-use Bedford Square development, which is rising on the former site of the Westport Weston Family Y bordered by Church Lane, Post Road East, and Main and Elm streets.

The event is co-sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce and the Westport Downtown Merchants Association.

Professional artists from the Westport Artists Collective will lead citizen volunteers in the beautification project.

The construction fence, scheduled to remain around the Bedford property for approximately two years, will be brightened as a result of the collaborative art work by professionals and volunteers, the project organizers say.

The professional artists plan to paint depictions of local landmarks such as the Westport Minute Man monument, according to publicity for the event, attendees can choose to have their silhouette outlined on the fence by artists, or paint “selfies” with provided paint supplies.

There is a $10 per person fee to participate in the painting, with proceeds going toward artist and supply costs, according to organizers.

Volunteers from Builders Beyond Borders will also participate.

Tables and chairs will be set up on Church Lane, and restaurants along the street will be taking orders curbside. There also will be DJ music for the block party.

For more information, visit or call 203-222-7070.