The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for both artists and the causes they support. Because of Covid-19, most of our fundraising efforts had to be suspended –which means the small local groups that rely on us for support will be without our help this year.
These are local groups that spay & neuter, groups that help the elderly keep their pets, groups that pull sick dogs off the streets of Dallas. The need is great.
The matching funds provided by the North Texas Giving Day Fund makes a huge difference in what we can do for the homeless animals of North Texas. Can you help?
Contribute any time between now and September 23rd and AFA receives matching funds to help local animal rescue efforts.
Erin Hannigan and Teresa Berg
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!