The Land Conservancy of Adams County’s 24th annual Art Auction will go virtual again this year beginning at noon on Friday, April 2.

The long-running auction, which raises money to support rural land conservation in Adams County, Pennsylvania, will feature a wide variety of artwork donated by local and regional artists and art collectors—everything from painting and drawing to ceramics, jewelry, and other three-dimensional work.

The Land Conservancy will kick off the auction with a reception at the Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, from 5–7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2. The Arts Council will exhibit the donated artwork in its gallery through Wednesday, April 21, when the auction closes. The Arts Council’s gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

The auction artwork will also be displayed online at BiddingOwl.com/LCAC, which is where participants will place their bids. To place a bid, simply visit BiddingOwl.com/LCAC from April 2–21. Note that bidding closes at 6 p.m. on April 21.

“We’re disappointed that we can’t gather for our traditional in-person art auction again this year, but we’re excited about the opportunities presented by this online format,” said auction chairperson Bob Prosperi. “We used Bidding Owl for our online art auction last year with great success. We’re hoping it’s appealing again this year for folks who have health safety concerns due to the pandemic as well as those who can’t normally attend the auction in person—including people who live out of state—so that they can participate this year in helping support rural land conservation here in Adams County by bidding on some really beautiful art.”

The Land Conservancy of Adams County is a fully accredited, member-supported, nonprofit land trust that 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 county land. For more information about the Land Conservancy and its upcoming art auction, visit PreserveAdams.org.