On Sunday, April 28, the Adams County Arts Council in Gettysburg will host the Land Conservancy of Adams County’s 22nd annual Art Auction, featuring a wide variety of original artwork created by local and regional artists—everything from painting and drawing to ceramics, jewelry, and other three-dimensional work.
Over the years the Art Auction has become one of the most popular fundraisers for the Land Conservancy, which works to preserve the rural lands and character of Adams County. Since its founding in 1995, the Land Conservancy has worked with local landowners to preserve more than 11,000 acres of rural Adams County land. This is the first year that the Land Conservancy’s auction event will take place at the Adams County Arts Council, located at 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, compliments of former-Blue Parrot chef Allison Giles; otherwise, this is a BYOB event. Auctioneer Randy Hilker will again present the artwork for auction. There will also be door prizes, raffles, and more.
Doors for the auction will open at noon, with bidding beginning at 1 p.m. Admission to the event is $10—though artists donating art for auction are invited to attend free of charge—and all proceeds will support the Land Conservancy’s work. Donated art will be on display at the Arts Council throughout the month of April.
On April 5, the Arts Council hosted a First Friday Artists’ Reception at which attendees voted Nancy Sias’s painting, “Montana Happy Hour,” for the People’s Choice award. The public is invited to stop by the Arts Council during business hours to see this painting and the other works donated to the auction by local and regional artists to the auction.