June 7-August 10, 2019
Florida CraftArt is participating with St. Petersburg’s initiative, a national movement “Better Cities for Pets,” as a pet-friendly city.
In this call-to-artists exhibition, artworks of “all things pets” will include fine craft artists creations, such as 3D portraits, artful storytelling, and functional items for pets and their humans.
Programming will include artists’ demos, workshops, pet meet-and-greets, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations and businesses.
June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Opening reception
August 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Closing reception and Peoples’ Choice Award
Events are scheduled in an artful atmosphere to bring people together with their furry friends.
June 7 – August 10, 2019 See ‘pawsitively’ inspiring artwork, fun and educational programming that showcase how pets contribute to our health, happiness and longevity.
Friday, June 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Meet the artists, art lovers and pet people, at the opening reception.
June 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join Mayor Kriseman when he lets the’ cat out of the bag’ about the City’s pet-friendly initiatives for St Pete PAWS. Meet some fur friends representing shelter partners and services.
June 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m. You can teach an old dog new tricks! Hear from our panel of local successful businesses who are making a difference by being pet-friendly.
July 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. SPCA brings a doggone great day of events not to miss, which demonstrates achieving a ‘Better Cities for Pets” certification.
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Pinellas County Animal Services Mobile Adoption Unit
• 1:30-3 p.m. Panel discussion and demo, How to help your pet make friends: Positive Training, Doggy Day Care, Good Grooming, Pet Walking and Recreation
• 3-4 p.m. Responsibly sourced pets
• 4-5 p.m. Yappy Hour with Meowgaritas
July 31, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Pet Planning Advice: Estate and Pet Planning, Disaster Preparedness, Hospice and more
August 3, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ask a Pro
• 1:30 –2:30 p.m. Tips for healthy indoor cats
• 2:30-3:30 p.m. Ask a Vet panel
• 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Love at First Bark: Unexpected ways to encounter animals, meet and greet from Goat Yoga to Alligator Attraction and Whiskers at Work
• 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Pros and Cons of CBD for your pet
• 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Yappy Hour for pets and their people
August 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Closing reception. People’s Choice Award and paint your own pet-themed ceramics or rock #MustLovePetsFL
Bark out to our Sponsors:
Hyatt, gotoSteves.com, Photo Station, West Paw
Important Dates for Artists
Opening reception and award announcements: June 7, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Closing reception and People’s Choice Award: August 10, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Art Pick-up: August 11 – 12, 2019
For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact: Florida CraftArt Gallery manager Liz Rogers at (727) 821-7391 or email Liz@FloridaCraftArt.org.