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Artists, Arts Council, Humane Society team up in fund raiser

 

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Arts and animals converge in an unique fund raiser for the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and Columbus Arts Council. 

 

Through June 29, artists are encouraged to submit artwork inspired by an assortment of images of pups and cats found on the arts council website, columbus-arts.org. The work will hang in the CAC's Artist Alley in the Rosenzweig Arts Center during the month of July, for sale to the public. 

 

"Our hope is that artists will donate their artwork so that 100 percent of the proceeds can be split between the arts council and humane society," said Aislinn Noltie, the Columbus Arts Council's Vista volunteer coordinating the fund raiser with CAC executive director Tina Sweeten. "If an artist doesn't wish to donate their work, the commission will be divided between the two nonprofit organizations." 

 

All mediums are welcome, including drawing, painting, 3D, photographs, photo manipulations and digital drawings  

 

Artwork can be no larger than 3-feet-by-3-feet. 

 

"The art does not have to be an exact replica of the original images found on our website; they're to be used only as inspiration," said Noltie. All artwork for the fund raiser is due at the Rosenzweig Arts Center by Saturday, June 29.  

 

"We hope lots of artists who are animal lovers will get involved and help us," said Johnwick, who anticipates a move in August to the Humane Society's new shelter facility. "We've never had a fund raiser like this, and we're really excited about our two organizations linking up and look forward to more in the future." 

 

For more information, contact Noltie at 662-328-2787 or Aislin.ColumbusArts@gmail.com.

 

 

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