MAC gears up for Art4Paws | Arts & Culture
If you have spent more than five minutes with me, you know about my passion for animals and art. One event that combines both of these things is Art4Paws. It’s put on by the Madison Arts Council on April 6th. Last year was its inaugural year, and a lot of great rescues and vendors came out despite the unseasonably cool weather.
This year, MAC is planning another great event with even more vendors and rescue organizations. It’s going to be a family-friendly art festival where you can bring even your furriest family member. And if you don’t have one, you can adopt one there!
This is my favorite part of Art 4 Paws. I’ve made it my personal goal to help as many pets be adopted to loving ‘furever’ homes as possible. If you’re a dog lover or a cat lover, we have you covered with Friends of Rescue, Petlinker, Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue, MARF, Decatur Animal Services, Peace Love and Animals, and Rescue a Bull. More organizations are signing up to participate in the event every day.
And once you’ve adopted your furry friend, you can buy them handmade pet supplies and accessories from local artists, have your pet’s picture made or painted, or get behavior lessons. If you’ve met my unruly boxer mix, you know I need to get in on that booth. This is a great place to check out local artists and support them by buying some unique, handmade items. Whether you’re looking for a purse, picture frame, or custom art, it’ll be at Art4Paws.
The event covers much of the afternoon, so we know you’ll need a bite to eat. Iceworks Shaved ice will have a booth, and two of the area’s coolest food trucks will be there. Food Fighters Bustaurant and Sugar Belle will roll up with treats for humans and animals.
If you’re an artist or rescue organization, and you’re saying to yourself, “Man, I wish I could be a part of this,” never fear! Registration is open through March 31st. Registration is free for rescue organizations, and it starts at $35 for vendors. There’s a discount for MAC members, so make sure you indicate if you have joined when you sign up.
This event definitely has something for everyone. Children, parents, singles, art lovers, pet lovers, and 4-legged creatures will find something to love at Art4Paws. And hopefully we’ll be able to find loving homes for some very deserving (and adorable) animals.
Who: Madison Arts Council
Where: The Village Green in Historic Downtown Madison
When: April 2, 2013 9 a.m.-3 p.m.