We’re hot! There’s no getting around it, what with the opening of the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AND HOT CATS – when we partner with the Richmond SPCA for a night of dog and cat art, silent auction, fund raiser, fashion show and fun with our pets. Aug. 26 is the opening night and reception from 7 to 10 p.m.
Here’s the line up:
7:30 p.m. – All Media Art Show Gallery talk and awards presentation for this themed show by Virginia artists featuring dogs and cats.
8 p.m. – Critter Fashion Show – guests walk their fashionably dressed pets down the runway and the SPCA jurors award prizes for best-dressed, cutest couple and more. Richmond SPCA adoptable pets also walk the runway to show off their special features and potential.
8:30 p.m. – People’s Choice Awards presented for the Members’ Art Show. Guests vote for their 3 favorite pieces of the Gallery Members’ signature artwork.
9 p.m. – Silent Auction closes and winners are announced. All evening long, guests will have been bidding on items exclusively for pets and pet lovers including, pet goodie baskets, cat and dog paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. And all monies from the silent auction go directly to the Richmond SPCA!
And not only will the human guests enjoy refreshments, but the pets have their own special buffet. Three Dog Bakery from Stony Point Fashion Park has prepared hors d’oeuvres that are the envy of the two-legged guests!
It’s free and open to the public but why not bring a bag of dog or cat food for the Richmond SPCA Pet Pantry. The proceeds for this event go to the Richmond SPCA. So bring your pet and join us for one of the most fun art events of the year!
Several other exhibits will open on Aug. 27 and continue through Sept. 19 including:
· THE FOUR SEASONS by Linda Allard, Andrew Clarke and Tara Courtland
· CHESTER’S ART ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT
· ART WORKS MEMBERS’ SHOW 2011
Call for entries for the ALL MEDIA SHOW is on August 19TH and 20TH at Art Works. Your artwork must be cat or dog related for this annual themed all media show. To learn more about the process for entering your artwork in the show see www.artworksrichmond.com/CallforEntries.htm