Mark your calendar! The 2015 Art 4 Paws festival date is Saturday, April 18th. Vendor applications, pup participation forms, and sponsorship information will be available shortly. Stay Tuned!

This growing event brings the love of art and pets together for a day of fun the entire family will enjoy, right down to Fido!

Local and regional artists will be selling unique, one-of-a-kind wares. You’ll find whimsical garden art, jewelry, paintings, plus fun pet items, just to name a few.

If you are considering adding a canine or feline to your family, this is the perfect event to find a new addition. With several shelters and rescue groups on-site, you’ll have the opportunity to meet adorable four-legged friends who are looking to adopt a new family too!

The Amateur Dog Show is a new addition to the Art 4 Paws Festival. We will feature online application soon and on-site registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will include a $5 fee per dog. Registration will be limited to the first 70 dogs. Judging starts at 2 p.m. Categories include “Smallest,” “Largest,” “Best Personality,” “Best Trick,” “Best Dressed” and “Best in Show.” A special category, “Top Dog,” will feature dogs available for adoption from animal rescue groups that will be on site. First-place winners in each category will receive a plaque, and second and third place winners will receive ribbons. The $5 fee allows dog owners to enter their dogs in as many categories as they would like. Contact if you have any questions.

We’ll also have professional photographers and painters on-hand to capture your pet’s personality in their unique way. Be sure to stop by these booths to commemorate the day!

It all kicks-off at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

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Art 4 Paws Application

We are excited to host the 4th Art 4 Paws April 18, 2015 . It will be from 10am - 3pm. This is a rain or shine event.
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    • Animal Rescue Group - Complimentary Booth
      Vendor - $35
      Vendor with Electricity - $45
      Food Vendor - $50
      1. General: Within this agreement the acronym “MAC” refers to the Madison Arts Council that hosts the Art 4 Paws Art/Pet Adoption Festival to be held April 18, 2015 in downtown Madison, Alabama. The festival will be rain or shine. The term “Vendor” refers to the organization or person that applied for and has been granted Booth Space rental.
      2. Application for Booth Space: The submission of Vendor Application and its acceptance by MAC will constitute a binding contract (the “Agreement”). MAC reserves the right to reject any application for booth space for any reason.
      3. Booth Space Specifications: Only the space is provided. Any tents or other equipment used in the space must be provided by the Vendor. Tents and shade covers are to be white. Electricity can be purchased through MAC by selecting it on the Vendor Application form. Electrical access is limited and restricted to two 110v not to exceed 20 amps total.
      4. Booth Space Assignments: Booth Space will initially be assigned through a random lottery system. MAC shall act in good faith to assign the Vendor’s booth and reserves the right to change the booth layout plan or to change the location assigned to Vendor at any time as it may, in its sole discretion, deem necessary in the best interest of Art 4 Paws.
      5. Vendor Representation: Vendors must have a representative in their booth at all times during Art 4 Paws.
      6. Cancellation by Vendor: All requests for cancellation of Booth Space must be in writing and shall become effective upon receipt by MAC Management. If written notice of cancellation is received by MAC on or before March 27, 2015, MAC will provide a complete refund of the cost of the booth. If written notice of cancellation is received by MAC after March 28, 2014, MAC will retain 100% of the total fee.
      7. Listings and Promotions: By participating at Art 4 Paws, Vendors grant MAC fully paid, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, display, and reproduce the name of the Vendor in any directory or listing of the Art 4 Paws Vendors and to use such names in promotional materials. MAC shall not be liable for any errors in any listing or for omitting any Vendor from any directory or listing pertaining to the MAC. Vendor grants MAC the right to use photographs of the Vendor and/or their booth in future publications and marketing platforms.
      8 Protection of Booth Area: The Vendor is expressly bound, at its expense, to promptly pay for or repair any and all damage to the property of others caused by the Vendor or any of its employees, agents, contractors, or representatives. Stakes are not allowed to be driven in the hard surfaces (concrete or city road). Stakes may be used in the grassy areas or bare ground. If needed, weights are to be used on the hard surfaces in a manner that does not damage the hard surface.
      9. Liability and Insurance: This Agreement shall not constitute or be considered a partnership, employer-employee relationship, joint venture or agency between Madison Arts Council and the Vendor. Vendor hereby agrees to and does indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Madison Arts Council, its officers, committee members, and associates (collectively, “Indemnified Parties”), from and against any and all liability, responsibility, loss, damage, cost, or expense of any kind whatsoever (including but not limited to cost, interest, and attorney’s fees) which any Indemnified Party may incur, suffer, be put to, pay, or be required to pay, incident to or arising directly or indirectly from any act or omission by Vendor or any of its employees, servants, or agents. Vendor further agrees that the Indemnified Parties, shall not be responsible in any way for damage, loss, or destruction of any property of Vendor or injury to Vendor or its representatives, agents, employees, licensees, or invitees.
      10. Hold Harmless Clause: Vendor agrees to release Madison Arts Council, the City of Madison, and any other associations, groups, or individuals from all liability arising out of any occurrence during Art 4 Paws, or during set-up/clean-up of this event, and to hold them harmless from all accidents.
      11. Interpretation and Enforcement: MAC has full power to interpret and enforce all regulations for Art 4 Paws and the power to make amendments and/or further regulations that are considered necessary for the proper conduct of Art 4 Paws. Such decisions shall be binding on all Art 4 Paws Vendors. Failure to comply with any rule or regulation may be sufficient cause for immediate removal of the offending Vendor, and may result in forfeiture of all further rights to exhibit at future events sponsored by Madison Arts Council.
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