Meet the artists…

I was never more surprised or impressed walking in to a classroom than the day I entered Kyle Clark’s Advanced Life Drawing class at Booker T Washington School for the Arts in Dallas.  I knew the school’s reputation for excellence, but the quality of the work by these young artists was beyond anything I had expected.  It made me want to go back to school.

We are so fortunate to be the bridge between these young hearts and the animals in need. I hope you’ll attend our concert and art auction on February 13th and see some of their amazing work in person — it will lift your spirits and give you a chance to own a little piece of their genius.

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We have a new venue!

Artists for Animals today announces  a brand new event venue in the Dallas Design District. LEVEL TWO, at 1250 Slocum. “We instantly fell in love with the space when we saw it,” says Artists for Animals co-founder Teresa Berg. “We knew it was time to move Artists for Animals to the heart of Dallas.”

Berg, a Photographer, and Erin Hannigan, Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboe, combined their talents several years ago in support of animal rescue charities in North Texas. “We brainstormed ways that our artistry could help animals in need,” explains Hannigan, an avid dog rescuer. “It’s been amazing to see how many local artists have jumped in to support this cause.”

During the concert, Hannigan and musicians from Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Southern Methodist University play a classical music score to complement dog and cat photography and videography by Berg and other artists. Wine, desserts, and coffee are served during intermission and immediately following the concert. The result is an upbeat, playful concert experience that celebrates the beauty of rescued pets.

Throughout the year, Artists for Animals takes adoptable rescue animals to Booker T. Washington to model for the talented young illustrators. The students proudly donate their artwork to the Artists for Animals silent auction. The doors open at 7:00 pm so that attendees may peruse and bid on the original artwork while they sip on dog- and cat-themed cocktails and enjoy the sounds of the Young Strings musical group. The concert begins promptly at 8:00 pm.

Single tickets are $50 each. Table seats are $100 each. Tickets may be purchased here: Parking at Level Two is free. 100% of the proceeds of Artists for Animals go directly to Operation Kindness to help shelter pets find homes.

Cameras are welcome at Artists for Animals! There will be a plethora of visuals. Erin Hannigan and Teresa Berg are available for pre-event interviews as well. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

Our new look…


Our wonderful friends at THE RICHARDS GROUP and RBMM have created a wonderful new look for AFA — and we are so very grateful for their creative genius!  Over the next few months you will see more of this little fellow and hear lots more about Artists for Animals.  Save the date now — tickets go on sale very soon.

Have you got one?

All the cool kids are getting them.  Our official designer coffee mugs don’t just hold coffee. They’re an ADVENTURE.  Take yours along and shoot a quick pic of all the exciting things you do together.  Post it on our facebook page and we will periodically select a winner and award a prize.  Order yours by pledging a minuscule $25 to our Kickstarter campaign (hurry, it’s almost over!)  or call the studio at 972-250-2415 and we’ll take a credit card and ship you one!


Announcing our KICKSTARTER campaign! 22 days left!

Artists for Animals may seem like just a once-per-year event but we’re busy saving dogs and planning ALL YEAR LONG.  And with the new KICKSTARTER Campaign we’re even busier!

In a few weeks our visits to the classrooms at Booker T Washington School for the Arts start up again with the new school year — that means more beautiful relationships being created between students and their “models” and more beautiful artwork. But wait, there’s MORE!  Here’s the video explaining our expansion:

We’re reaching out to more people with larger, better venues and more concert dates — but we need your help!

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THANK YOU! Our tails are wagging…

Our hearts are full after an amazing outpouring of love and generosity for Operation Kindness at Saturday night’s concert. The fourth annual Artists for Animals concert was a true success! Even though the final totals aren’t available yet, we can safely announce that we met our goal and will be purchasing the wonderful adoption trailer that Operation Kindness needs. Artists, musicians, guests and volunteers all pulled together for a hugely successful evening — and the homeless animals of north Texas are the big winners. Thank you so much. teresa berg Operation Kindness

Beautiful artwork just keeps rolling in…

The beautiful art that has been donated for this year’s silent auction is so inspiring!  I can’t believe the talent behind the wonderful artists at Booker T Washington School for the Arts in Dallas.  We have been visiting almost every week during this fall semester. Each week with a different adoptable dog or cat and Mr. Clark’s AP Life drawing classes have been making magic!  These and other wonderful pieces will be available February 21st at our Artists for Animals event. artists for animals event dallas

Artists for Animals Concert Dallas promo

Tickets now on sale – Join us February 21st at 7pm

We hope you’ve been following all the activities on our facebook page — the big day is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more pleased at how everything is coming together. We’ve added lots more wonderful artwork from the amazing artists at Booker T. Washington School for the Arts. All donated for our silent auction to help the homeless animals at Operation Kindness!  We’ve also added some premium table seating – but we only have a limited number of tickets for sale, so purchase yours today at the Operation Kindness website.

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Booker T Washington students create amazing portraits for the Artists for Animals event