But so many people showed interest in the event the registration limit was increased fivefold.
That’s right, 150 people turned up at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena ready to paint a buoy.
Suzy Atwood with the Municipality of Barrington says the evening, a Canada 150 event, was very successful.
“Everyone had a lot of fun,” she said.
The overall goal for the project is for participants to hang their buoy on their home as a way of painting the town red.
“It's a great way to honour Canada 150, a part of our lobster heritage and a big welcome to the Municipality of Barrington, the lobster capital of Canada,” said Atwood.
Another paint night is in the works with date and venue to be announced at a later time.
“We are also hoping to have people paint a buoy for us to use in a temporary public art installation,” said Atwood.