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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.

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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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!

 

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:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/917832307/artists-for-animals-multi-media-concerts/widget/video.html

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

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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

Crazy PET BED Contest

Love dogs? Got tools? Crafty animal lovers, here’s your chance to show off your skills and help a homeless dog or cat. The Artists for Animals Concert is hosting a pet bed making contest as part of its silent auction. The winning entry will receive a grand prize worth $250.

Call your friends and unleash your imagination! Beds can be made out of any material(s) you like, but the final product must be able to fit into a 4 foot x 4 foot space. Inspiration can come from almost anything – an empty crate, and old suitcase, storage containers, etc.!

The Rules

– NO FEE TO ENTER –and you could win the $250 cash prize! Just sign up online.
Click here http://operationkindness.kintera.org/artistsforanimals to enter.

-The entry must be able to fit into a 4 foot x 4 foot space, but can be as tall as you like.

-Include your name/team name (you don’t have to have a team to participate), phone number and email address.

-Include a title for your entry. For example, Ms. Kitty’s Place, or Fido’s Fantasy Digs

-Entries must be delivered to Operation Kindness by March 10th and will be auctioned off during the silent auction the night of the event. All proceeds will go to Operation Kindness.
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About Artists for Animals

Artists for Animals Concert will be held at 7pm Friday, March 14 at the Addison Conference Center and benefits Operation Kindness, which is North Texas’ largest no-kill animal shelter. The fun-filled evening will feature multiple forms of art and music. The event is sponsored, in part, by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and will include a performance by the DSO’s Principal Oboist Erin Hannigan. She will be accompanied by other local professional musicians. Additionally, the evening will feature the artwork of Teresa Berg, a Dallas-based photographer who has saved the lives of hundreds of homeless animals with her creative imagery. A silent auction will include donated artwork, creative pet beds made and donated by local crafters, and much more. Attendees will receive complementary wine and dessert. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online here:

http://operationkindness.kintera.org/artistsforanimals

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Announcing the Artists for Animals Concert: March 14, 2014

Welcome! We have a new name, a new website and a new mission for the new year. We are an organization of artists founded by Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Teresa Berg, Dallas photographer and animal activist, in 2011. Our previous concerts (called An Evening for Dog Lovers) were held to benefit a 501(c)3 named Paws in the City.
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This year’s live multi-media event is sponsored in part by DSO (Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and reaches out further in to the community, drawing student artists in for a poster contest and local artisans displaying one-of-a-kind pet beds — all available in the silent auction.

All proceeds from this year’s event benefit Operation Kindness, the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Texas. Live classical music from some of DSO’s finest musicians paired with 9 x 12′ projected photographic images leave attendees with a multi-layered appreciation for the beauty and spirit of the homeless dogs and cats that are featured. This year’s event will be held at the Addison Conference Center, in Addison Texas. Tickets will be on sale shortly!