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Artists of all abilities, ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate in our 3rd annual Art for the Paws fundraiser by creating works of art in a variety of mediums on 6″ x 6″ canvases. Starting January 2, 2017, canvases may be picked up at Helping Paws Animal Shelter or any of the following locations during regular business hours for a donation of $5 each.
  • Fabric, Fiber & Finds, 37 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake

  • Material Things Artisan Market, 103 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock

  • The Studio Art School, 3316 Pearl St., McHenry

All mediums are allowed (i.e., painting, ink, photography, mixed media, pottery, etc.). The artwork does not have to be animal related, however we do enjoy seeing all the wonderful art inspired by pets and animals. Completed canvases are due no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017. Each work of art will be photographed and displayed on the on-line auction website. A portion of the 300 canvases will be mounted together to form a mosaic that will be displayed at Read Between the Lynes, Woodstock Square, and other locations to be announced. The canvases will be displayed in one large mosaic at a public reception on April 22, 2017 at Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St., Woodstock.
All artwork will be available for purchase through an on-line auction with bids starting at a minimum of $25 for each piece of art with all proceeds to benefit Helping Paws.



Sponsorship opportunities for 2017 are available. Download Art for the Paws 2017 Sponsorship or contact Michelle at sponsorships@helpingpaws.net.