Art In Nature Auction

At the Art in Nature Auction you'll have the opportunity to bid on dozens one-of-a-kind nature-inspired, made from nature and upcycled items. 100% of proceeds will help keep our waterways clean and support environmental education for thousands of youth in our region.

Just in time for holiday shopping DRBA's Art in Nature Online Auction is perfect for finding the perfect gift! Make sure you are signed up for DRBA's E-News to get updates!



Art in Nature Auction

DRBA's Art in Nature Auction is an annual fundraising event that raises money to help protect the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River Basin and spotlights local artists, hobbyists and craftspeople. DRBA's Art in Nature Auction pieces include one-of-a-kind pieces that are made from, and inspired by, nature and the auction also includes donations of outdoor experiences that will make memories of a lifetime. Items can include sculptures, paintings, stained glass, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, and more.


 Calling All Artists & Craftspeople!

DRBA acquires pieces for its Art in Nature Auction year-round. We are looking for artwork, jewelry, photographs, furniture, crafts – just about anything that is made from natural media, items that support nature (birdhouses, etc.), and nature-themed items. Children's items may be accepted. 

Items are preferred that have been created by artists from North Carolina and Virginia. Sculptures, ornaments, knitted items, furniture, photographs, paintings, jewelry, quilts, toys, and more are accepted. Or you can donate a nature-related experience!

100% of the proceeds from the Art in Nature Auction help support the protection of our natural and cultural resources throughout the 3,300 square miles of the Dan River Basin.

DRBA accepts donations all year-round for our Art in Nature Auction. If you would like to have your piece considered for the auction, please email a PICTURE and the DONATION FORM to Currently we are accepting donations for next year's auction. 

If your donation is accepted, you will receive:
  • the knowledge that you have made a real, tangible difference for our rivers and streams!
  • highlight of your work in DRBA's social media 
  • Please call with any questions:  (336) 627-6270