Save the date and mark your calendars! 

The 2nd annual Art for the Paws Reception hosted by Helping Paws Animal Shelter will be on Saturday, April 9 at Mixin Mingle (124 Cass St., Woodstock, IL) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The reception will have light appetizers from and beverages will be served (cash bar). We encourage people to come out to view and enjoy the colorful mosaic of unique art created by our community, meet local artists and learn more about Helping Paws. This event is open to the public with a $5 admission to attend the exhibit, however no one under the age of 16 will be admitted without an adult. 

Each canvas has been assigned a number and will be available to bid on in our online auction this year. The auction will start on Friday, March 25 and will be open until Saturday, April 9 until 9:00pm.

All the art will be available for sale at an online auction site, Bids will start at $25 for each piece of art and bidding can go up by $5 increments. 

A special message from Helping Paws:
The art we have received this year is incredible and we can’t wait for everyone to see it! We are very excited that the Woodstock Public Library is allowing us to display approximately 200 Art for the Paws canvases from March 11 through April 7 at their location on 414 W. Judd Street. There will also be a small panel of 64 randomly selected canvases on display beginning on March 28 in the window next to Mixin Mingle to help promote the reception and highlight the gorgeous art work. 

A big THANK YOU to all of the participants who created and donated all the beautiful works of art, to Fabric, Fiber & Finds and The Studio Art School for helping us get the canvases into people’s hands, the volunteers who have been working many hours to coordinate this project. Also a special thank you to Michael Stanard of One Zero Charlie for professionally photographing each piece of art and Herman, owner of Repographics for donating many of the posters and helping with other printing needs. We would also like to thank our sponsors this year: Mary Moltmann, Ed Bennett, The Schwab Family and The Backdrop on the Woodstock Square..

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All proceeds from the auction will go to care for the animals at Helping Paws Animal Shelter.