• 37°

Pets and artists merge for third annual Art 4 Paws Festival

(CONTRIBUTED)
(CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON – Madison Arts Council (MAC) will welcome springtime with the third annual Art 4 Paws Festival on April 5.

Historic downtown Madison will be the venue for this free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Arts 4 Paws merges two great American pastimes — art and pets,” MAC President Shrail Heinrich said. “With a range of activities, this outdoor event offers something for everyone in the family, including Fido.”

On the Village Green along Front Street, more than 40 vendors will offer fine art and crafts, including jewelry, paintings, ceramics, garden art and custom pet-themed wares. “We’re excited that many 2013 vendors are returning, plus new faces from as far away as Georgia”, festival chairman Beth Ridgeway said.

Pets and owners can follow the red carpet to an official photo booth. A beginners’ agility course will allow pups to explore tunnels and jumps.

“If you’re looking to add a new pet to your household, Art 4 Paws provides the perfect opportunity to meet eligible canines and felines,” Heinrich said. “More than 10 animal rescue groups will be onsite with furry friends looking to adopt a new family, too.”

New features include an “Ask the Vet” station. Individuals considering pet adoption can solve questions about annual veterinary care.

An amateur dog show “will welcome well-behaved canines and their owners to participate,” show chairman Brenda Parker said. Onsite registration is $5 and limited to first 70 dogs that apply.

Judging for the dog show will start at 2 p.m. with categories like “Best Dressed” and “Best Trick.” Proud canine winners in each of six categories will receive ribbons and plaques.

Art 4 Paws also will feature food vendors and pet information booths. Bob Jones Drumline will perform in the children’s area and allow kids to strike a beat.

Art 4 Paws is a rain-or-shine event. Parking will be available along Main and Church streets.

For more information, visit artsmadison.org or Facebook/Madison Arts Council. For festival information, email to Art4paws@artsmadison.org.

Bob Jones High School

Greenpower racing builds STEM skills and confidence

Madison

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation in need of new foster homes

Madison

How to submit your child’s “Letter to Santa”

Events

Neighbors: Community theater groups in Decatur to stage ‘ELF: The Musical’

Events

Driving Nights for Galaxy of Lights begin today at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Events

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Bob Jones High School

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Digital Version

Check out the new issue of Madison Living Magazine

James Clemens High School

James Clemens medical and drama students, first responders simulate trauma scene

Bob Jones High School

Scholarships at stake in American Legion oratorical contest

Bob Jones High School

Nichols’ podcast avers multi-disciplines feed theatre

Business

Town Madison becomes city’s first Arts & Entertainment District

Events

Asbury Church to present “Lessons & Carols: The Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 4

Events

Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

Events

Madison Community Band to present “Christmas Journey”

Events

Winter Park at The Orion Amphitheater is now open!

Harvest

Still Serving Veterans named ‘Nonprofit of the Year

James Clemens High School

Markowitz, Odom and Wyche earn BBB’s ‘Torch Award for Ethics’

Bob Jones High School

Arslanbekov of Madison merits first place in von Braun Symposium

Harvest

Civic-minded groups help Madison’s blood supply

Events

Fantasy Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” to open Dec. 2

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse uses grant for technical theatre lab

Events

Rocket City Christmas Light Show in Madison returns Friday

Bob Jones High School

Reflections fine arts gives outlet for students’ creativity

x