ABINGDON, Va. -

Advance Abingdon, Abingdon's Main Street program, announces the third installment of its popular public art project, Who's Afraid of Virginia's Wolves? 

Wolves, a unique and endearing part of Abingdon's history, will be displayed as adult and pup-sized sculptures beginning in the spring of 2014. 

Sponsorships for those sculptures are available to businesses, civic groups and individuals now through April 30, 2013.  Pre-purchase options are also available. 

In addition, Advance Abingdon is soliciting submission of wolf designs from regional artists. 

Sketch packets are available at the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau, 335 Cummings Street, Abingdon. 

According to Advance Abingdon board member, Loni Willey, "Great public enthusiasm for the 2009 and 2012 projects has made it clear to our organization that we should sponsor this wonderful community project at least one more time. 

Residents and visitors alike have really connected with our wolves, and we look forward to another exciting summer of wolf sightings!"  Sponsored wolves will be auctioned in the fall of 2014. 

For more information about the project, contact Advance Abingdon at 276.492.2237 or by email at advance@abingdon-va.gov.