Loudoun Cares plans live art auction Sept. 13

This painting by local artist Anne Stine is one of the pieces that will be auctioned off at a gala event for Loudoun Cares on Sept. 13 at Village at Leesburg. 

Food, art and wine lovers will have the opportunity to attend a special fundraising event to benefit Loudoun Cares on Sept. 13 in the Community Room at Village at Leesburg.

The gala will feature hors d’oeuvres and desserts, Tarara Winery offerings and original artwork from Loudoun-based artists as well as 150 works provided by New York-based auction house Joseph Scott Galleries.

Registration for attendees and prospective purchasers will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the live auction beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from ticket sales and locally donated art will benefit Loudoun Cares, a nonprofit organization that serves Loudoun County residents through an information helpline and an online volunteer center. Through its telephone helpline, (703) 669-INFO (#4636), Loudoun Cares provides information and assistance to Loudoun County residents in need of health and human services. The online Volunteer Center (volunteer.loudouncares.org) is the county’s only central service to match citizens and business volunteers with local nonprofits who are seeking volunteer support.

“The Loudoun Cares Live Fundraising Art Auction offers residents a chance to gather together for a fun evening and view and bid on beautiful artwork while helping support our organization,” Valerie Pisierra, executive director of Loudoun Cares, said in a prepared statement. “This fundraising event will allow us to continue our programs that connect our community, support our nonprofits and spotlight the needs of our neighbors living in Loudoun County.”

Local artists participating in the event include Jordan Xu, Laurien Dowdy, Anne Stine, Kathleen Howsare, Keith Patterson and Claire Courpron.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. They can be purchased via loudouncares.org

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