Foxes on the Fence Auction Raises $24K

The Middleburg Arts Council and the Middleburg Garden Club raised $23,744 during the annual Foxes on the Fence Auction this spring.

The money was raised in the forms of bids for 38, 4-foot-long hand-painted foxes and hounds made of composite material that were displayed on fences on the corner of West Washington Street and Pendleton Street in the historic downtown area from April 1 to May 15. Deb Cadenas, chairwoman of the arts council, said the farthest she’s had to ship one of the foxes was to Littleton, CO—shipping the council’s $189 Genesis Fox to a woman who bought it for her 10-year-old daughter.

“Sponsorship and artist participation for this event has always been high, but even this was almost outpaced by the bidding frenzy that occurred,” a May 23 arts council report read.

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