The annual Masks silent auction will be online May 6 and run through June 28. The Museum of Art | Fort Collins has 220 community masks sheltering in place due to COVID-19 until it’s safe to open MoA to the public. This is the 16th year of the Masks Exhibition and Benefit. The annual exhibition is a crowd favorite that over the years has raised more than $1.6 million dollars to support the museum’s mission. During that time, Masks artists, most of whom live in Northern Colorado, have designed and donated over 2,750 masks. Each year has been an exciting journey as the unadorned ceramic forms leave the museum and return as an amazing collection of unique masks. Depending on public health and safety concerns, MoA plans to open mid-June for onsite viewing of the Masks. Since 2003, Masks has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic mainstay, and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles.