HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area visitor center will feature hundreds of original paintings and fine-art prints from some of the best-known wildlife artists in the state during its annual Wildlife Art Show from Aug. 3-5.
The show is free, and the hours are: Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In addition to the artists’ sales, the show will offer tickets for $2 each or three for $5 to win a selection of artwork in a drawing that will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Proceeds from the drawing will benefit The Wildlands Preservation Fund land acquisition program.
“Besides having a chance to win a unique piece of artwork, you can rest assured knowing that your contribution will make it possible for important wildlife habitat to be purchased and preserved through the Wildlands Preservation Fund,” said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director.
“It’s a great opportunity for any wildlife enthusiast who also appreciates wildlife art to also take in the sights at Middle Creek.”
The Game Commission’s Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center is along Hopeland Road, two miles south of Kleinfeltersville, Lebanon County.
This area of more than 6,200 acres provides habitat for waterfowl, forest wildlife and farmland wildlife and includes a 400-acre shallow water lake and 70 additional acres of impoundment.
Visitors to the wildlife area can see a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, and from late February to late March can be fortunate to witness and photograph the flocks of beautiful snow geese and tundra swans that stop in Pennsylvania during migration.
Contact the Middle Creek Visitor’s Center at 717-733-1512 for more information.