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More than 700 people attended this year’s Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival, held Saturday, Sept. 16, and it was fabulous, thanks to the artists and business sponsors who participated, as well as the Arizona Humane Society, Black Cat Coffee House, Left Coast and Rollover Doughnuts!

Artists featured at our 2017 event included Lee Antcliffe, Tonya Eckerman, Susan Feder, Jules Gissler, Dave Hanson, Ann Marie Hoff, Dadra Hunt, Shaunte Lauren, Charlotte Moore, Andrea Rogers, Bonnie Schweihs and Giva Solana. Animal art by Shemer Art Center instructors Elliott Everson and Sue Hunter was also on display, along with works of art created by participating Shemer ceramic students!

Businesses who participated and helped sponsor the event included Beemer, Bentley’s Biscuits, the City of Phoenix Public Works and Parks & Recreation, Oh My Dog!, Gems 4 Paws, Poppa-Artzee, Ingleside Animal Hospital/Luv of Dogz, Hatton Pet Portrait Studio, Husse AZ, Poo Happens, Power Paws Assistance Dogs, Realtor to the Rescue,  Renewal by Anderson, and Tilly Stevens!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us with the event, created balloon sculptures for the kids and taught kids art. A special thanks to Alan Jones for the great background music, and all the artists who provided amazing works of art for our raffle!  See you in 2018!



Dogtopia of Arcadia

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