Join us Saturday, April 5th, on the Village Green in Historic Downtown Madison, as we kick-off the 3rd annual Art 4 Paws festival!

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. 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 art4paws@artsmadison.org 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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Schedule of Events

Ask the Vet
10am – 3pm
Red Carpet Dog Photos
10am – 3pm
Drum with BJHS Band
10am – 2pm
Beginner Agility Course
10am – 1pm
Madison PD K-9 Team
11am – 1pm
Dog Show Registration
1:30pm
Dog Show 
2pm – 3pm

 

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Agility Course

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Photo Credit: Flickr – goingslo

The 2014 Art 4 Paws event will feature a basic agility course for those that wish to bring their pets. The course will offer a jump/tunnel/jump formation with dog treats to help entice beginners through the course. All participants will receive a small token for attempting the course. Please be sure to bring your canine companions out to enjoy the agility course!

Dog Show

Art 4 Paws

Awards by Redstone Recognitions

The Amateur Dog Show is a new addition to the Art 4 Paws Festival. 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 art4paws@artsmadison.org if you have any questions.