We are looking for artists of all abilities and skill levels to participate in our annual Art for the Paws fundraiser and community outreach project!

The project involves creating small works of art on a 6” x 6” canvas in any medium or subject matter of the artists choice. To participate, beginning January 2, 2017, individuals can obtain up to two canvases from any of the pick-up/drop off locations for a $5 donation. All submitted artwork will become the property of Helping Paws and be available for sale to the public through a bidding process in an on-line auction. Completed canvases are due back by February 28, 2017 to be included in the on-line auction and at the reception.

Canvas Pickup and Drop Off Locations:

Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL  60098 – (815) 338-4400

Material Things Artisan Market, 103 E. Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL – 60098 – (815) 575-9710

The Studio Art School, 3316 Pearl Street, McHenry, IL  60050 – (815) 385-3990

Fabric, Fiber & Finds, 37 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL  60014 – (814) 444-7244

A formal reception for the Art for the Paws event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Mixin Mingle on the Woodstock Square. This will be open to all artists who participated and created artwork, as well as the general public. More information about this will be released in March.

For event information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Michelle Nowland at (815) 338-4400 or Michelle@helpingpaws.net