BOWOWOWOW…! So excited to report that our 2017 Concert for Kindness raised $80,000

Our hearts are overflowing and our tails are wagging!  This year’s event was so much fun.  And the adoptable pets at Operation Kindness will benefit to the tune of $80,000 thanks to the generosity of our Artists for Animals sponsors and donors.

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Many thanks to the wonderful artists — like Kyle Clark’s Advanced Drawing class at Booker T Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts and many others.  We’re already excited about next year — save the date!  March 11, 2018.

Tickets on sale for the 2017 Concert for Kindness

Our new venue for 2017 has 750 seats and lots of room for art and animal lovers!

Join us Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the fabulous Dallas City Performance Hall for this multi-media event featuring classical music from some of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s finest musicians. Also featuring photography and art from some of Dallas’ budding new artists (on sale exclusively in our silent auction), Dancers from Avant Chamber Ballet and Wine and Dessert.

All to benefit Operation Kindness — Dallas’ oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Be sure you get your tickets early — available online now- just click the BUY TICKETS tab above.

Art on display! AFA around town…

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Saving animals with art takes many forms — and just like the wonderful dogs and cats we rescue, our art is filled with a variety of color, texture and design. Our Rescued with Love exhibit, features beautiful dogs photographed with natural light and fresh flowers and is a symbol of hope for all homeless animals everywhere.

Designed to show off their beauty, this group of photographs and another group of student drawings from Booker T Washington School for the Arts will be popping up in public places all around town to teach and inspire people to ADOPT a pet instead of SHOP for their next pet.  Watch for dates and details about an exhibit near you! And many thanks to Goosehead Insurance for their lobby space.

The voting is over…

But you can always help save a life by making a donation!  With your help we raised over $7700 dollars.  The 2017 Tiny Dog Calendar is available here  and a portion of each sale benefits homeless dogs in the Dallas area. So grab your holiday shopping list and fill a few stockings early.

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And don’t be surprised to see some of these dogs pop up in an art display in some public space around Dallas — they are ready to show off and tell their rescue stories!  Helping encourage people to adopt and not over look the beautiful animals waiting for homes is a big job, so help them by sharing the times and dates as the exhibitions are scheduled?  Thank you!

And the winner is…

Pandah!  By a nose and a half.  The competition was fierce and every one of these dogs deserved to win — so our deepest thanks to the families who fought hard and campaigned for their pets. Each dog will receive a gift print of their calendar shot and a copy of the calendar. Best of all, the homeless pets of Dallas win as Artists for Animals continues to fight for their welfare. Thank you!

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The voting begins…

We’re selling votes!  Our annual Tiny Dog Calendar models need your votes to help save homeless pets in the Dallas area. Click the tab above to visit the voting page OR USE THIS LINK  to vote for your favorite.  Only 12 dogs (plus one cover model) make the calendar, so rally the troops and let’s sell some votes! This is much more fun than what’s happening on the campaign trail — and the candidates all like each other!  Follow the tally on our facebook page starting August 16th and vote as many times as you wish. Voting ends September 1st.

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Save this date for the Artists for Animals Concert for Kindness

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A wonderful new venue for us this coming year — CITY PERFORMANCE HALL-  and lots more seats to sell!  This could be the concert event that tops all the charts for money raised for our furry friends. Help us spread the word — and mark your calendars today!

 

Hooray! And Thank you.

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The numbers are flowing in and THANKS TO YOU our 2016 Artists for Animals event raised $50K for the adoptable dogs and cats at Operation Kindness last week. Here’s a great clip!

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Topping the list of wonderful team members is Emcee and Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, Publicist extraordinaire, Kate Watson,  the branding wizards at RBMM, the creative geniuses at The Richards Group  and all of our wonderful sponsors:  the Dallas Symphony,  Sewell Subaru, Deli News, Veterinary Medicine Specialists of Dallas/Fort Worth, the Brain Performance Center, Hollywood Feed, Dickey’s BBQ of Little Elm, Regent Services, the Cat Connection, Good Life Wealth Management, Char Sutherlin Real Estate, Pet Paradise Resort, BevPro LLC, Nat and Nicole Mucha, Teresa Berg Photography and the many private individuals  and other businesses who bought tickets and made donations to support the cause.

AFA Volunteers Wendy Buchbinder, Cathy Beasley, Jessiree Kubica, Kathy Ross  and all of our Board Members worked long and hard with the volunteer crew from Operation Kindness to produce a truly memorable evening. We are so grateful!