July 24, 2019 Picasso Pets Gallery Party 2019 Photos by Mary Catherine Fehr

Hand in Paw hosted its annual VIP event, Picasso Pets Gallery Party, for patrons (also known as “presenters”) to get the first peek at pieces painted by their pets in collaboration with local artists. Guests enjoyed beer, wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while perusing the paintings.

In the months leading up to Picasso Pets, Hand in Paw’s signature gala, some of the city’s finest artists lend their talents to collaborate with the pets of Hand in Paw supporters to create truly spectacular works of art. This year’s presenters include Terri Denard & Steven Reider, Kim & Corbin Day, Shannon Black, Idie & Chris Hastings, Sarah Kana & Spencer Lacey, Melanie Lewis, and Melissa Mancini & Matt Dickerson.

Paws, noses, and tails are all used to create a base painting during memorable studio sessions. It’s then up to the artists to finish the pieces on their own, leaving the presenters in suspense! This year’s artists include Tom Findlay, Bob McKenna, Linda Ellen Price, Arthur Price, Susan Oliver, Liz Lane, and John Lytle Wilson.

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