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It’s Grant Time!

If you run an animal rescue not-for-profit in the North Texas area (and you don’t have any paid employees), you’re eligible for a grant from Artists for Animals. Starting September 1st, you can fill out a simple form with information about your organization and we will present it to our Board of Directors at the fall meeting. The groups chosen will receive a check from AFA.

We are open for submissions during the month of September only, so if you can’t return the grant form before midnight, September 30th, I’m sorry but we will be unable to consider your request. Email us for the form you need: artistsforanimalstx@gmail.com and we’ll see if we can help!

It’s time for some music!

Join us for an intimate chamber music concert at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Lobby on March 27th at 4pm as we celebrate the animals that add so much to our lives. Your tickets can be purchased online, here, and each ticket includes wine, savory nibbles and their famous bread pudding.

After the purchase, your name will be added to the list at the door (no paper tickets will be sent) Only 120 tickets will be sold, so don’t wait!

Our deepest thanks…

The Tiny Dog Calendar contest was a resounding success this year and we owe it all to YOU, the kind supporters who purchased over $19,700 votes (at $1 each!) to make it happen for 13 lucky dogs.

We’re putting the calendar in to production and sales will open up soon –just in time for holiday gift shopping.

So where does the money go?  Each fall, local animal rescue groups are encouraged to submit a simple one page form for a grant to help fund their programs. The money can be used by them for vet bills, spay and neuter programs, housing for homeless pets and other important initiatives that benefit local rescue animals.  So if you’re a part of a north Texas 501(c)3 and you’d like to apply for an Artist for Animals community grant watch this site for details.

And in the meantime, congratulate our winners!!

votes FINAL 2019

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Our new look…

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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.

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

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!