Artists for Animals

Artists for Animals Grants

All year long Artists for Animals is busy raising money for the homeless pets of Texas. How do we do that? We produce events and special programs that are supported by all the animal lovers that attend. AFA, in turn, can give grants to other non-profit organizations that are working to save lives. Every year (usually in the fall) we accept grant requests from local non-profits who need financial support. Our board then meets and chooses the organizations that best match the Artists for Animals goals and we write some checks!

If your organization is a 501c(3) that would like to apply for a grant, please email us for a simple form and return it to us by November 1, 2017.  This year’s grant form is now ready, so please email us at  artistsforanimalstx@gmail.com and we will send you the form with the necessary instructions.  Let’s save some lives together!

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And the winner is….

Murphy! By a nose.  And the hundreds of homeless pets that will benefit from the $9771 raised with your votes.

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This handsome guy will not only appear on the cover of our 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar, but his family receives a gift certificate for a photo session and a 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas print from Teresa Berg Photography.  Congratulations, Murphy!  And since it was SO CLOSE, our runner up, Morgan will receive a $250 gift certificate.

Congratulations go out to all of our calendar dogs, with our thanks.  If you’d like to pre-order a calendar, visit Teresa Berg’s Etsy shop. We’ll ship you a signed copy as soon as they’re out of production.

 

Voting Underway for the 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar! Buy a vote and save a life!

Our annual calendar is off to the races! 21 dogs have been photographed for this year’s contest — and votes are $1 each. All voting money goes to Artists for Animals fund for homeless pets.  So don’t miss out on the fun.  Pick a favorite and watch our facebook page for the daily vote tallies!   Vote as often as you wish, but the contest ends on August 31st. The top 13 vote-getters will appear in the calendar.

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Artists for Animals 2018 Tiny Dog Calendar

Triscuit, Hope and Rico are pushing ahead! Voting ends August 31st. Proceeds go to Artists for Animals fund for the homeless animals of Texas!https://squareup.com/store/artists-for-animals

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Wear a little AFA bling and support the cause!

This just in! A beautiful sterling pendant by Texas artisans, Scattered Light in Round Top.  Order yours now and show your support for the homeless animals in Texas!  ORDER YOURS ONLINE, HERE.

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Sterling silver AFA pendant with 18″ silver chain

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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!