GBACA sales are going to the dogs ... and cats 0
Georgian Bay Association for Creative Arts president and glass artist Terese Connolly will be one of about 20 artists displaying their work at the "Art for Paws" fundraiser starting April 13. Kristen Smith/Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
The Georgian Bay Association for Creative Arts is using its work to help its four-legged friends.
The Art for Paws exhibit will benefit the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, with 20% of sales going to the shelter.
In its second year, the fundraiser has moved from a gallery to the shelter, which is located at 549 Tenth Line.
"A lot of people haven't been to the shelter," said GBACA member and shelter volunteer Leslie Worts.
She says having the exhibit there will also provide the opportunity for visitors to be "tempted by the cute little animals."
The brainchild of GBACA president Terese Connolly, who herself has two cats, Worts says the show is a hands-on way for the group to get involved.
This years' show is black cat-themed, but Worts says not all the work will focus on animals.
"It's going to be quite an eclectic mix of art," said Worts, adding it will include painting, sculptures, and glasswork.
The show opens Friday, April 13 with a reception from 5 until 7 p.m. It runs until Sunday, and from April 18 until 22. A "meet the artists" event is scheduled from 2 until 4 p.m. on April 21, which will include art demonstrations.