This unique event will feature an animal-themed art exhibition at a swanky outdoor venue, including sculptures, paintings, and performancepieces created by established and emerging artists.
One of the artists who is especially excited to participate is Bettina Werner, aka the Salt Queen, renowned for her uniquely beautiful paintings created with a texturized, colorized salt technique she invented in the 1980s.
“The way dogs love us is probably beyond our understanding, a love few humans are ever able to return in equal proportions,” says Bettina, whois represented at ART ZOO bya painting (above) from her “101 Dalmatian Paintings” series. These artworks â€” delightfully abstract portrayals of a Dalmatian‘s spots â€” were created in tribute to her beloved dog Tibino(read more aboutBettina and Tibino here).
Produced and curated by Hope Gainer, ART ZOO also promises elegant refreshments plus a silent auction, “Best Artsy Pet Costume” contest, and meet-and-greets with adorable adoptable dogs.
Tickets are $50 per person, with all proceeds donated to Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer, donor-subsidized animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida.The top priority of Paws 4 You is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services, where sadly, on average, 100 animals are destroyed every day.
WHERE: Poolside at Finnegan’s River â€” 401 SW Third Avenue, Miami, FL 33130.
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 1 to 5 p.m.