LWC birdhouse auction

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's upcoming event, Wine (& art) for Wildlife, will now take place online starting March 27 and will include an auction of locally-painted birdhouses.

Officials say the project, which is a collaboration with the Loudoun Arts Council and 25 local artists, is an effort to raise awareness about decreasing wildlife habitat in Loudoun.

Each artist has made a unique birdhouse, five of which come courtesy of the DaVinci Art Studio, an inclusive arts program run by Purcellville-based nonprofit Arts for All.

Since 1970, nearly 3 billion birds have vanished in the U.S. and Canada, according to LWC officials. The organization hopes the birdhouses will "remind people to be responsible stewards for the world we live in."

Wine (& art) for Wildlife was to originally be at Sunset Hills Vineyards, but was moved online due to coronavirus-related concerns.

"We might have to social distance right now, but that doesn't mean we can't come together, virtually, to support wildlife," LWC Executive Director Michael Myers said in a prepared statement.

The event will begin Friday and will close April 4 at 8 p.m. Registration and updates, as well as more information on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, are available at loudounwildlife.org.

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