Find a four-legged friend on Saturday in Pike Road, then learn how to paint it

Several loving dogs will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pike Road Arts Center during the “Dogs for Dogs” lunch and adoption event. The Center is located at 944 Wallahatchie Road, under the water tower.

“In partnership with the Montgomery County Humane Society, the Pike Road Arts Council will host ‘Dogs for Dogs’. The community is invited to stop by and enjoy a lunch of freshly grilled hot dogs and get to know the Humane Society’s adoptable pets,” said Pike Road Communications Specialist Turner Waddell. “You might find the perfect pet to bring home. This is a free event, but donations to the Humane Society are welcome.

In July, the Pike Road Arts Council celebrates beloved pets with several events highlighting the role animals play in our lives.

‘Dogs for Dogs’ takes place amidst the ongoing Portrait of Pets art exhibition which opened July 9 and runs until July 24 at the Pike Road Arts Center (PRAC).

“We’ve had a good response from artists interested in participating in the ongoing Portraits of Pets Art Show, as usual,” Waddell said. “Pets are a favorite subject for many artists, and we are happy to share their work and their love for their pets during this show. Almost all of the art is available for purchase and many artists take orders.

Pet owners who want to create a portrait of their favorite pet can get guidance by attending the Pet Painting Art Workshop with artist Steven Davis. Artists of all skill levels are invited to hone their skills and learn how to paint portraits of their pets at the event taking place July 20-21.

Several loving dogs will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 16 at the Pike Road Arts Center during the “Dogs for Dogs” adoption and hot dog meal event.  Pet owners who want to create portraits of their current furry friends can attend a painting workshop July 20-21 led by artist Steven Davis.

Davis, who exhibits pieces as part of the Portraits of Pets Art Show, is an experienced artist and talented teacher. Learn how to craft beautiful portraits of your pet. Registration for the two-day workshop is compulsory and there is a charge for participation. To register, contact Arts Council Coordinator Patty Payne by emailing [email protected]

The Arts Center will also host the popular Animal Photos with Santa, taking place July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It’s never too early to prepare your family’s Christmas cards. Visit the Arts Center to have your pet’s picture taken with Santa,” Waddell said. The fun, family-friendly activity is free, but donations are welcome and will benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society, Waddell added.

Regular hours for the Arts Center are Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Arts Center can also be visited by appointment by emailing Payne at [email protected] The Pike Road Arts Council was formed in early 2012.

The Pike Road Arts Center is home to the Water House Gallery and a gift shop, studio and a variety of events presented by the PRAC. For more information about the Arts Council, contact Payne by email.

“It’s amazing to see the Pike Road Arts Council and the Pike Road Arts Center continue to grow over the past few years,” said Mayor Gordon Stone. “We greatly appreciate the volunteers of the Pike Road Arts Council and look forward to another great year for the arts in the town of Pike Road. »

Stay up to date with upcoming Canada Council events by ‘liking’ the PRAC on Facebook. Just visit www.facebook.com/pikeroadartscouncil.

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