Animal Welfare Alliance
of Southeast Missouri
News and Events
“Art for Animals”
April 11 and 25
One of the most popular Animal Welfare Alliance events of the year is almost here. “Art for Animals,” a combined art exhibit and silent auction, kicks off on Friday evening, April 11, with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Artfully Framed gallery in the Bluff Estates shopping center in Poplar Bluff.
The opening reception – “The Unleashing” – features dozens of 5 x 7 paintings by area artists known and unknown, framed and displayed by the Artfully Framed staff and available to anyone who wants to bid on them in a two-week silent auction.
Both “The Unleashing” and the closing reception – “The Tail End” party on April 25 -- are open to the public at no charge and include hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, wine and beer.
The artwork will remain on display at Artfully Framed during the two weeks between receptions. Prospective buyers can stop by the store and bid on their favorite paintings. Or they can follow the bidding (or submit their own bids) on the Artfully Framed Facebook page – www.facebook.com/artfullyframed
Final bidding will take place at “The Tail End” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the store on April 25, with several prizes to be given out. The artist whose work garners the highest bid will win $100. The artist whose painting is voted most popular will win a basket of art supplies from Artfully Framed. Other smaller prizes will be given out in various categories (some of them whimsical) during the evening.
Proceeds from the auction go to the Animal Welfare Alliance.
AWA spends up to $650 a month on its programs (vaccinations for puppies in the city pound and $25 to $50 vouchers for qualifying pet owners to help with spay/neuter costs). In addition, the group puts aside half of all general donations for eventual construction of a no-kill animal shelter to serve southeast Missouri.
The Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri is NOT affiliated with the organization calling itself the Butler County No-Kill Shelter (also known as The Other Side of the Fence) located northeast of Poplar Bluff, MO.
Take An Abandoned Animal
Please remember, adopting a pet is a long-term commitment. You will need to provide food, shelter, yearly vaccinations and one-time neutering or spaying. (Financial assistance for neutering or spaying available for those who qualify.)
Into Your Heart and Home
Take Westwood Boulevard (Bus. Rte. 67) south to Blackwell-Baldwin Ford. Go west on Butler Street, as if going to the service department of the dealership; keep going to the end of the street. For more information, call the Poplar Bluff Animal Shelter at (573) 686-8635. See the Adoption Page for more information.
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