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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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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 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.
build a cool pet bed                                              enter the pet bed contest

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:

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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!