<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_Cope.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-12899" alt="GVT Auction.AA_Cope" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_Cope-300x199.jpg" width="300" height="199" \/><\/a> <a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_Long.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-12900" alt="GVT Auction.AA_Long" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_Long-222x300.jpg" width="222" height="300" \/><\/a> <a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_SAS.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-12901" alt="GVT Auction.AA_SAS" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_SAS-300x199.jpg" width="300" height="199" \/><\/a> <a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_Whitt.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-12902" alt="GVT Auction.AA_Whitt" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/07\/GVT-Auction.AA_Whitt-224x300.jpg" width="224" height="300" \/><\/a>\r\nGreenbrier Valley Theatre\u2019s (GVT) 21st Annual Art Auction, scheduled for July 11, is the largest fundraiser for GVT and continues to grow because of the support of area artisans. Every year artists from the Greenbrier Valley and around West Virginia graciously donate a piece of their work to help GVT continue to produce live, professional theatre. Donations are a unique variety of items such as wall art, handcrafted jewelry and sculpture.\r\nMichael K. Cope of Frankford donated a turned wood bowl made from a fresh sugar maple burl. Cope\u2019s work is featured in Harmony Ridge Gallery in Lewisburg, Vivian\u2019s Art Gallery in Charlottesville, VA and Dragonfly Gallery in Fayetteville, TN.\r\nPhotographer Ben Long donated a perfect image of West Virginia in the fall. His photograph called \u201cCanaan Loop\u201d features the exquisite foliage of autumn. Long is a Frankford farmer who loves to take pictures.\r\nMaking her public debut is Lewisburg artist Karen Whitt with three extraordinary pieces, including \u201cPathways.\u201d The 3 foot by 4 foot canvas features bright enamel and a unique texture. Whitt has always had a passion for the arts and began actively painting over the past two years.\r\nAlso on the auction block are travel packages as well as unique local experiences. Smooth Ambler Spirits VIP After-Hours Distillery Tour and Tasting for 20 guests. The evening will include a batch of specialty cocktails upon arrival followed by a private tasting and tour of the Spirit of West Virginia. All bidders for the Smooth Ambler Spirit Package must be 21 years or older.\r\nJoin GVT for the live 21st Annual Art Auction on Saturday, July 11. A preview party with hors d\u2019oeuvres, beverages and silent auction opens at 6 p.m. The live auction begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to the preview party are $12 and can be purchased at GVT\u2019s box office in person or by phone at 304-645-3838 or online at gvtheatre.org.